A number of newspapers from the News Corporation stable in Australia appear to have fallen for a bogus petition that seeks support to change the name of fairy bread, with the sender of the petition having a name that resembles a couch.
Nine Entertainment, a major media company in Australia which owns free-to air TV stations and newspapers, says it was hit by a network attack that has interfered with its operations on Sunday.
Much is being made of the fact that the government has told the ACCC to draft a mandatory code to make Google and Facebook (among others) pay for using content from Australian news publishers. But has anyone thought of how the US Government would react to this?
Apple's long-awaited video streaming service is expected to debut on 25 March, which will be 26 March for Australians, but the event should be about much more than movies and TV.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's preliminary report from its digital platforms inquiry has taken a "near-exclusive focus on protecting certain publishers from disruption and competition" and is at odds with the competition watchdog's mandate, the Australian arm of social media behemoth Facebook claims.
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.
Online sources of news are slowly but surely overtaking traditional media like print newspapers and commercial free-to-air TV as the preferred medium for local news by Australians living in regional areas of the country.
New Zealand's Commerce Commission has decided that media companies Fairfax and New Zealand Media and Entertainment should not be allowed to merge their operations in the country.
New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has helped the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) successfully complete the major phase of a two-part data centre migration overnight in December.
The National Library of Australia's Trove of digitised newspapers now contains 15 million pages, making it the world's largest freely available collection.
The Fairfax Media online jobs portal – MyCareer – will cease to operate under its own name next week with the transfer of all job search and job alert services to Adzuna, the UK based jobs search engine and aggregator now operating in Australia in a joint venture with Fairfax.
Australian print newspapers are continuing their long decline in circulation, but online readership is up.
Newspapers are struggling big time but that hasn't stopped online newsagency Supanews, which is claiming more than 47,000 transactions and sales in excess of $1.2M, despite a "very soft launch."
The Guardian newspaper is planning to launch a new digital edition in Australia, with backing from Steve Wood, wotif founder and chair of news web site The Global Mail, Paul Chadwick, the outgoing director of editorial policies at the ABC, as a non-executive director and "a new team of Australian journalists".
Publishers have been waiting for the ability to sell subscriptions to their wares on the iPad and iPhone. Now it's here.
Readers of News Ltd's 'tabloid' newspapers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide will soon have access to specially made iPad editions, complete with multimedia at a cost of AUD $7.99 per month, each, with the quest for new digital subscribers on the iPad and future tablets to come.
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