Australia finalised plans on Tuesday to make Facebook and Google pay its media outlets for news content, a world-first move aimed at protecting independent journalism.
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Australia will force Facebook and Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world.
The European parliament’s rejection of new copyright rules shows how difficult it is for regulators to compel the tech industry to pay for content that it uses for free. The parliament voted on Thursday to send a draft
Comcast has jumped into the fray for Sky, challenging Rupert Murdoch’s 21 Century Fox and Walt Disney Co with a cash offer valuing the business at £22.1bn and opening the possibility of a bidding contest
A few years ago, Google regularly traded barbs with major news publishers in public. Today, Google is rewiring its search engine to appease them. The company is scrapping a contentious search result rule for subscription news sites and
Just over a year ago I asked whether Facebook was really worth US$50bn. On Thursday I got my answer: no, it’s worth more like $100bn. After years of flirting with the market, Facebook has finally opened its kimono and started the process of offering its shares for public trading. On 1 February
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. For months the tech press has swirled with persistent rumours that News Corp is selling MySpace. On Tuesday it emerged that serious bids for the ailing social network are now as low as US$30m
While other mainstream media have undergone radical change due to the Internet, television has remained relatively immune to its influences — until now
Brett Haggard and Duncan McLeod are your hosts of the ZA Tech Show this week. They discuss the launch of DStv Mobile, FibreCo, Telkom’s financial results, Android, Rupert Murdoch and much more besides
Newspaper publishers have “completely misunderstood the nature of the crisis facing them”. That’s the view of technology researcher and author…