Technology

Thu 25 Feb 2021

Facebook, Google news laws pass

Facebook, Google news laws pass

Australia has become one of the first countries in the world that can force tech giants to pay for news after new laws pass.

Wed 24 Feb 2021

Apple’s best boom for your buck: small price for great tech

Premium Content Apple’s best boom for your buck: small price for great tech

Smart speakers are now doing everything from helping us to keep on schedule, finding answers on Google or from Apple’s Siri, and even keeping in touch with people in...

Phone calls that sealed Facebook’s 11th-hour deal

Premium Content Phone calls that sealed Facebook’s 11th-hour deal

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hammered out a deal with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to get the ban on Australian news lifted. Here’s how it unfolded.  

Tue 23 Feb 2021

Bitcoin price plunges after Elon’s tweet

Bitcoin price plunges after Elon’s tweet

The price of bitcoin has dropped sharply from record highs after the world’s richest man Elon Musk tweeted his concern.

Facebook loses out on $24m ad revenue amid news ban

Premium Content Facebook loses out on $24m ad revenue amid news ban

The Federal Government will divert its planned COVID vaccine advertising spend from Facebook, as the Senate begins debating the news media bargaining code.

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Tech giants’ misinformation code ‘limp and pointless’

Tech giants’ misinformation code ‘limp and pointless’

Facebook, Google and TikTok signed up to the voluntary code today, but many see it as “pointless and shameless”.

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