Media and Content Platform News

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Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft teams up with EU publishers amid Facebook’s Australian spat

Microsoft and European media groups have urged EU regulators to require online platforms to seek arbitration in disagreements over how to share revenues with news publishers, a sti...

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Australia says no further Facebook, Google amendments

Australia will not alter legislation that would make Facebook and Google pay news outlets for content, a senior lawmaker said, as the Aussie government neared a final vote on wheth...

Platform News: the Tech Titans

BofA: Big tech-led equity inflows fuelling ‘mother-of-all asset bubbles’

A record rush to ‘big tech’ stocks saw equity funds bagging $27.8 billion inflows last week with the ongoing ultra-easy monetary policy creating the “mother-of-al...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook ‘unfriends’ Australia: uproar as news pages go dark

Facebook is facing significant backlash from publishers and politicians after blocking news feeds in Australia in a surprise escalation of a dispute with the government over a law ...

Platform News: Publisher Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News Corp

News Corp signs news partnership deal with Google

News Corp struck a global news deal with Google, the Rupert Murdoch-controlled media company has said, in one of the most extensive deals of its kind with big tech.

Platform News: Facebook meeting

Facebook news goes dark in Australia as content spat escalates

Aussies woke to empty news feeds on Facebook this morning after the social media titan blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the governm...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Big Tech’s Democratic critics discuss ways to strike back with White House

Congressional Democrats have begun discussions with the Biden regime on ways to crack down on Big Tech. These include making social media companies accountable for the spread of di...

Platform Industry: Google News Australia

Australia says content laws already working after Nine-Google deal reports

The Australian government said the promised laws forcing tech giants to pay media outlets for content had already succeeded after reports that publisher and broadcaster Nine Entert...

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Elon Musk’s invitation to chat with Putin online? ‘Very interesting,’ says Kremlin

An invitation from SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk for Russian President Vladimir Putin to join him for a chat on a social networking app? “Very interesting,” the Krem...

Platform News: Clubhouse audio and social media app

Clubhouse says reviewing data protection practices after report points to flaws

Clubhouse said it is reviewing its data protection practices, after a report by the Stanford Internet Observatory said it contained security flaws that left users’ data vulne...

Platform News: Dispute between Australian government and Google

Australia: Seven West Media strikes deal with Google for news

Seven West Media became Australia’s first major news outlet to strike a licensing deal with Google, as the government pushes ahead with a law that would force the internet gi...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google’s $76 million deal with French publishers infuriates outlets

Google has agreed to pay $76 million over three years to a group of 121 French news publishers to end a more than year-long copyright spat, documents seen by Reuters show.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Zuckerberg and Dorsey in talks to testify at House hearing as early as March

The CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are said to be in talks with House of Representatives lawmakers to testify at a hearing as early as next month, the Politico website has reported c...

Platform News: GameStop

YouTube streamer to testify on GameStop alongside hedge fund managers

The YouTube streamer known online as ‘Roaring Kitty’, who helped drive a surge of interest in GameStop, will testify before a US House panel on Thursday alongside top h...