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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.

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Zuck reached out to Aussie lawmakers over new media rules

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg called Australian lawmakers last week to discuss rules that would make internet giants pay news outlets for content but failed to persuade them to ...

Platform Economy: Sydney, Australia is the home to many Aussie tech companies

Google revives Aussie news platform launch amid content payment fight

Google is reviving plans to launch its own news website in Australia within weeks, according to a regional media outlet contracted to supply articles for the venture, since the sea...

Platform Industry: Google News

Australia calls out Google for ‘experiment’ blocking some news sites

The Australian government has urged Google to “focus on paying for original content, not blocking it” after the search giant said it had been conducting tests that rest...

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Australian regulator rejects Google’s undertaking over Fitbit competition concerns

Australia’s antitrust regulator has refused an undertaking by Google that sought to address competition concerns over its projected $2.1 billion acquisition of gym tracker ma...

Platform Economy: Sydney, Australia is the home to many Aussie tech companies

Australia to make Facebook and Google pay news outlets for content

Australia finalised plans on Tuesday to create Facebook and Google cover its media outlets for information content, a world-first movement aimed at protecting separate journalism t...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

YouTube bans OAN from posting new videos for a week

YouTube has said it has barred the news outlet One America News Network from posting new videos for a week after it broke off the site’s rules against content which claims th...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google poised to strike deal to pay French publishers for their news

Google is set to reach a bargain to cover French publishers for their news, the US platform giant has said, the latest move to placate press classes and head off regulators siding ...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google drops Australia from its News Showcase launch

Google has postponed the roll-out of News Showcase in Australia citing regulatory complications, just 3 months after announcing the product, as the US search giant grapples with on...

Platform Industry Executive: Google CEO

Google to pay publishers $1 billion over three years for news content

Google intends to pay $1 billion to publishers globally for their news over the next 3 years, its Chief Executive has said, a measure that could allow it to win over a powerful gro...

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Facebook will no longer show health groups amongst recommendations

Facebook will no more reveal health groups in its own recommendations, the social media giant announced on Thursday, saying it was critical that people get health information from ...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Australia regulator dares Facebook to block news content

Facebook will probably be “weakened” in case it stops Australians from sharing information so the corporation can avoid paying for content under proposed legislation, A...

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

Twitter expands misinformation rules ahead of US election

Twitter has said it would tag or eliminate misinformation aiming to undermine confidence in the coming US election, such as articles promising success before results have been lice...

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Facebook to block news on Australian sites after new law

Facebook said it would stop Australians sharing news content on its platforms if a proposition to allow it to pay local media outlets for their content becomes law, escalating tens...