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The objections to Elon Musk buying Twitter can be distilled down to one simple thing: his policies will remove the objections to the return of Donald Trump to the platform. Which for the mainstream in the US — and hence the mainstream in all acolyte countries — means the end of civilisation as we know it.

Published in Open Sauce

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will submit an application on Thursday [23 December], seeking leave to appeal to the UK Supreme Court to annul the High Court decision on his extradition to the US.

Published in Strategy

Claims by Nine Entertainment newspapers that the AFP is involved in investigating a network attack on the company's Sydney offices appear to be overblown.

Published in Security

News Corporation has announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with Facebook, to provide news to users of the social media site Down Under.

Published in Technology Regulation

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said he expects to see "some significant commercial deals" between Australian news publishers and digital platforms before the government votes on its news media code which is currently before Parliament.

Published in Technology Regulation

The digital edition of the South China Morning Post, owned by China's Alibaba Group, has decided to bring back the paywall that it took down soon after purchasing the publication from newspaper tycoon Rupert Murdoch.

Published in Entertainment

Whenever a prime minister departs for good, there is talk of his or her legacy. And this time it is no different; in the case of Malcolm Turnbull, who was scythed down last week by right-wing ideologues in his own party, that talk has already begun. But Turnbull has little to show on the tech front, even though he has often been lauded as a politician who "gets tech".

Published in Open Sauce

The executive chairman of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, says that if Facebook wants to recognise "trusted" publishers then it should pay them a carriage fee similar to that paid by cable firms.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 15 December 2017 11:45

Disney buying Fox in US$52.4 billion-plus deal

Global entertainment and film giant Walt Disney is buying the Rupert Murdoch owned 21st Century Fox business for US52.4 billion in a move which both companies say sets them up to better compete in the growing internet streaming entertainment market.

Published in Strategy

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd claims the Coalition Government changed its NBN policy to ensure "a sub-standard network" due to its "cosy relationship" with the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corporation.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

American giant CBS has swooped on Channel 10 and snapped up the troubled business ahead of billionaires Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon who were, until Monday, considered a shoo-in.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 14 August 2017 05:24

Foxtel revenue takes a hit as subscribers fall

Foxtel's revenue has fallen by 2% for the last financial year to A$3 billion because of lower subscriber numbers, according to its annual report issued last week.

Published in Entertainment

When Dire Straits legend Mark Knopfler penned his record-breaking song Money for Nothing, he never visualised that such a situation would actually happen in real life. But it has, in Australia in 2017.

Published in Open Sauce

There are many evils attributed to the Internet and the rise of publishing on the Web, but none quite so astounding as those claimed by the former editor of the Guardian Australia, Katharine Viner.

Published in Open Sauce

A three-year-old hack has turned up to haunt Time Inc, with details from 360 million of its Myspace users being offered for sale on the dark web. Adding to this, the hackers are also offering details from 65 million Tumblr accounts.

Published in Security
Friday, 08 April 2016 12:02

Why are we surprised that the NBN is a mess?

Politicians excel at dog-whistling. Given that, it is surprising that people are now expressing surprise at the mess that NBN has become, given the clear signals that the Coalition provided well before it was voted into office.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 05 December 2014 04:24

Media moguls back Aussie online finance venture

James Packer, Kerry Stokes and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp are leading investors in Australian P2P lending startup SocietyOne.

Published in Deals
Monday, 14 July 2014 11:55

Rupert Murdoch calls NBN 'ridiculous'

Media demi-god and conservative tabloid dictator Rupert Murdoch has slammed the National Broadband Network, describing it as a "ridiculous" idea.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 06:51

Murdoch dumping Microsoft for Google

News mogul Rupert Murdoch is no friend of Google. He sees them as the Evil Empire that is ‘disintermediating’ news consumers from their source. But that hasn’t prevented his newspaper company News Corp Australia from moving towards Google Apps from Microsoft Office.

A series of tweets by über content creator and empire builder Rupert Murdoch, has caused online controversy by blaming Google for helping to allow piracy to occur, while accidentally claiming universal anger at Optus when he meant POTUS Obama.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
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