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

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 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: 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: Google Stadia game streaming platform

Google will shut down internal Stadia game development efforts

Google has said it would stop internal development of games for Stadia, making the cloud-based game-streaming service entirely dependent on other game developers and publishers.

Mark Zuckerberg

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

Opinion: Why Google now needs to be broken up

Since it’s inception some 22 years ago out of a garage in Menlo Park, Google has been on an unparalleled journey towards multi-sector dominance.

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Dorsey says banning Trump was right decision but sets dangerous precedent

Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey has stated that banning President Trump out of the social networking platform following last week’s violence at the US Capitol building was the &#...

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...

Platform News: WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange

Assange denied bail by London court over risk he might abscond again

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied bail with a British judge who said he would flee justice while the US attempts again to secure his extradition, a decade after he e...