Bing at the ready: Microsoft officially supports Australia’s media code as Google eyes an exit

REDMOND, WASHINGTON - JULY 17: A building on the Microsoft Headquarters campus is pictured July 17, 2014 in Redmond, (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Microsoft is determined to play ball with the Australian Government as they eye a potential growth spurt that would come with Google leaving.

Google and Facebook challenge news bargaining code in Senate inquiry

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Facebook and Google took Australian media head-on in a Senate inquiry by Australia’s competition watchdog on Friday, 22nd January. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) pushed for a new Bill to be passed to force the tech giants to pay news publishers for their content, including any links and snippets hosted on their platforms.… Continue reading Google and Facebook challenge news bargaining code in Senate inquiry

‘World first’ news media bargaining code introduced in Australia

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The final version of Australia’s “world first” news media bargaining code, which requires Google and Facebook to pay for news content, was introduced into Parliament on Wednesday. “This is a huge reform. This is a world first, and the world is watching what happens here in Australia. But our legislation will help ensure that the… Continue reading ‘World first’ news media bargaining code introduced in Australia