Media monitoring, intelligence and insights provider Isentia has appointed Rainer Rhedey to the role of CTO.
The Australian High Court has ruled that owners of Facebook pages are responsible for any comments posted by third parties in response to content that has been placed by the owner.
China-bashing has been a popular sport in the Australian media this year, with retired spooks and Australian politicians indulging themselves. The main game appears to be for the spooks to gain influence in determining foreign policy and get the government to allocate more funds for their operations.
Federal Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has given a hint as to how the Coalition Government would react to the digital platforms inquiry report which was handed over to it by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in July, claiming during a recent speech that the loss of revenue suffered by traditional media due to the dominance of digital technology firms like Google and Facebook may not be as bad as suggested.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose a proposed merger between Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment announced in July.
Sydney IT security distributor Orca Tech has formed a partnership with Unified Access Management company OneLogin as a value-added distributor in the Australian market.
When Nine Entertainment takes over Fairfax Media by the end of the year as expected, the two companies will have plenty of areas which they need to compromise on. But one wonders how the two firms will resolve their differences over Google.
The treatment accorded to the news of Nine taking over Fairfax — yes, that is what it is — gives an indication of why the once great Fairfax newspapers have fallen into ruin.
Australian media companies Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media have agreed to a merger, to be implemented by Nine acquiring all Fairfax shares.
The circumstances surrounding the Australian start-up Unlockd, which was forced to go into administration recently because Google played hardball with it, are another good reason for the competition watchdog to focus on the search behemoth in its digital platforms inquiry.
Journalists at Fairfax Media, one of them a senior investigative scribe, appear to have got caught up in a bid to blackball the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE — which has been hit with a seven-year export ban by the US — over a small bribe it paid in Benin in 2005 and 2006 to secure a telecommunications contract.
FinTech Australia is on the lookout for a new chief executive to replace Danielle Szetho who has resigned.
After a barrage of criticism over its inability — and apparent lack of concern — in stopping fake news flooding its platform both during and after the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook got its Christmas gift early – a soft, puff piece in the Australian Financial Review that paints it as a crusader against the spread of incorrect information.
US software company Qualtrics has appointed 20-year IT industry veteran Mark Vozzo as head of digital, Asia Pacific and Japan to lead marketing efforts across digital channels.
A 32-year-old man from Seattle who was arrested for mounting a series of distributed denial of service attacks on businesses in Australia, the US and Canada, wanted articles about himself removed from various news sites, including Fairfax Media.
An exclusive report this morning says that Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull plans to ask US President Donald Trump to demand that US technology companies break into encrypted messages sent by suspected terrorists.
TPG Capital may team up with Vocus founder James Spenceley to examine a takeover of the communications company in the event that the equity firm's bid for Fairfax Media does not come off.
When told that French peasants were starving and had no bread, Marie-Therese, wife of Louis XIV, is alleged to have said "let them eat cake". In a modern twist on this, a Fairfax Media contributor is applying similar logic to NBN connections.
The NBN Co has now reached the stage in its evolution as a public sector undertaking when it is not bothered about how it is perceived by the people it is supposed to serve. Shameless self-publicity is all that seems to occupy the minds of its executives.
The Canberra bureau chief of news agency AAP, Richard Lawson, has been slapped down by his boss after he posted a tweet critical of the journalists at Fairfax Media who are on a seven-day strike to protest against job cuts.
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