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The ACCC is seeking input on the upcoming mandatory code of conduct between US tech giants Google and Facebook and local news media, exploring issues from what constitutes news and “quality journalism” to how a bargaining model, remuneration and enforcement might work. Stakeholders have until June 5th to make their

Facebook is seeking to distance itself from Google in the ACCC’s current adtech probe, saying it has incorrectly been lumped in with its fellow online advertising giant by the regulator. The tech giants do, however, share the same defence to the competition regulator’s ongoing inquiry: both argue the troves of

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WPP AUNZ has launched a new division, the Centre of Excellence which advises clients to navigate the digital landscape, drive maximum value from their existing data and fully leverage their martech investments.  Led by Adam Good, executive director – marketing technology, the Centre of Excellence main focus is marketing automation.

Australia’s largest commercial news publishers have fired back at Google’s defense that it is similar to a newsagency window in the ongoing debate over establishing a mandatory code of conduct between platforms and publishers.  In response to the government’s decision to “address bargaining power imbalances” by imposing a binding code

So far Google, Facebook and Amazon appear to be weathering the COVID-19 storm, based on their financial performance in the first three months of the year. The period was marked by the global spread of the novel coronavirus, which was declared a pandemic and caused nations to implement strict lockdown

Google experienced a significant slow down in sales last month but still managed to beat analysts’ revenue expectations for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. Alphabet reported its first quarter results overnight, giving the first look into how the advertising giant is weathering COVID-19 economic conditions and a dramatic drop

Google this week revealed a “carbon-intelligent computing platform” which optimises compute tasks in its data centres for times when renewable energy is more plentiful. The tech giant says the new software will help it achieve its goal of ‘24×7 carbon free energy’. Ana Radovanovic, Google’s technical lead for carbon-intelligent computing,

Platform giants Facebook and Google will be forced to share advertising revenue with Australian media companies under a new mandatory code of conduct with binding penalties announced by the federal government today.  Australia joins France in being among the first countries to force the tech giants to directly pay for

Google, Amazon and several large adtechs are helping fund the spread of disinformation about COVID-19 by placing unknowing brands’ advertisements on websites with false claims about the pandemic, according to a new report. The Global Disinformation Index, a UK government-backed group seeking to combat the spread of disinformation online, published

Global and local tech giants are offering their services for free via an online portal that has launched to assist Australian companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) unveiled the online resource centre yesterday to help businesses and workplaces move towards remote working arrangements as the