Australia

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google dangles paid upgrade to businesses using Gmail addresses

Google has unveiled an option for small businesses to upgrade their Gmail accounts for greater calendaring, video chat and email newsletter functionalities.

Platform Development: Altium

Altium rejects $3.9 billion buyout offer from Autodesk

ASX-listed software maker Altium Ltd has rejected a buyout proposal from American peer Autodesk Inc that valued the company at A$5.05 billion (approximately $3.91 billion), saying ...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter begins rolling out subscription product to undo tweets

Twitter has said it will roll out a new subscription product initially in Australia and Canada called Twitter Blue, which will let paying users edit their tweets before posting and...

Platform News: Facebook like

Australia’s Nine signs Facebook and Google deals

Australian broadcaster and publisher Nine Entertainment said it signed multi-year content-supply deals with Google and Facebook, harnessing tough new licencing laws to bolster prof...

Commonwealth Bank: Australia

Australia’s CBA to let customers check other bank balances on its app

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has become the first among the country’s four big lenders to allow customers to view account balances from other lenders through its app, in a ...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Analysis-In Apple versus Epic Games, courtroom battle is only half the fight

Epic Games faces an uphill legal battle against Apple in an antitrust trial starting later today and a defeat for the maker of “Fortnite” could make it harder for US re...

GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming

UK Cyber Spy Chief suggests China could rule world’s technology

The West must urgently act to ensure China does not dominate emerging technologies and gain control of the “global operating system”, the UK’s top cyber spy has s...

Platform News: A visualisation of Bitcoin, digital currency and cryptocurrency

UK court allows Australia’s Wright to serve bitcoin copyright claim

London’s High Court has paved the way for a case that could force its judges to take a view on who invented bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency which last week ...

Platform Industry: Google News Australia

Australian Watchdog: Google misled consumers over data collection

Australia’s federal court found Google misled some consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, the country’s competition regulator ...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia chides Twitter for slow deletion of banned content

Russia’s communications watchdog accused Twitter on Tuesday of deleting banned content too slowly in the latest dispute between a major government and Big Tech.

Platform News: Google

Google and Facebook fight bill that would help US news industry

Lobbyists for Facebook and Google threw their weight against new US legislation that seeks to aid struggling news publishers by allowing them to negotiate collectively against the ...

Platform News: Facebook

Russia rebukes Facebook for blocking some media posts

Russia has accused Facebook of violating its citizens’ rights by blocking some media outlets’ content in the latest standoff between a government and the ‘Big Tec...

Facebook and Google versus Australia

Facebook signs letter of intent with three Australian media firms

Facebook has said it had signed letters of intent with three Australian media firms, a day after the country’s Parliament passed a law forcing it to pay media companies for u...

Facebook and Google versus Australia

Aussie lawmakers expected to pass amendments to Facebook and Google law

Australian lawmakers are expected to approve amendments to legislation to force Google and Facebook to pay media companies for news content, despite opposition from some minor poli...

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