Big data

2018 was the year consumer concerns over privacy and how their data is used started to cause headaches for businesses that had convinced themselves their customers were satisfied with the service they were receiving in exchange for their information. Throughout the year, a series of global events have lead to

The Federal Court of Australia has approved the upcoming merger between Nine and Fairfax, clearing the final hurdle after Fairfax shareholders and the ACCC gave the deal the green light earlier this month.  Former Domain CEO Antony Catalano had tried to stop the deal from going ahead with his legal team

Earlier this morning Fairfax shareholders met and voted in favour of Nine’s takeover offer, with 81 per cent approving the plans for the companies to merge next month. Two weeks ago the ACCC approved the Nine-Fairfax merger saying it will not substantially lessen competition in the Australian news industry. Leadership


The ACCC has given the green light to Nine’s takeover of Fairfax, with the consumer watchdog noting it will not “substantially lessen competition” in the Australian news industry. The ACCC investigation involved contact with hundreds of stakeholders, consideration of more than 1000 submissions and examination of internal documents from both

Nine’s takeover of Fairfax will “revolutionise advertising” creating a “marketing platform” benefiting from the combined scale and access to data across the two companies, according to a spokesperson the acquiring broadcaster. This morning Nine announced its intention to acquire Fairfax, representing a significant consolidation in the market, assuming the deal,

Nine is buying Fairfax. The two Australian media companies announced this morning a proposed transaction that will see Nine acquire all Fairfax shares to create Australia’s largest media player. Following the close of the transaction, which is still subject to approvals, Nine shareholders will own 51.1 per cent of the

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Fairfax Media, News Corp Australia and Nine are working together to create authenticated audience IDs which will allow advertisers to target audiences based on identity, not cookies. The three publishers have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the development of an anonymised digital identity co-operative. After an initial planning

property market

Fairfax-owned property site the Domain Group has launched an open API allowing developers, businesses and partners to access the company’s rich property datasets. The API offers access to agencies and listing data, editorial content data, and property and location data, including auction results. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

In the end it was all too complicated. Both of the private equity companies bidding to takeover Fairfax have withdrawn from the field and the media company is pushing ahead with its plan to float Domain. Which-50 understands that among the issues to scare off the suitors two in particular,

Private equity outfit TPG has revised its proposal for Fairfax, making a new offer over the weekend to acquire 100 per cent of the company at a price of $1.20 per share. Shares closed at $1.07 on Friday sot he new offer represents a reasonable premium. Previously the consortium of