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Why the US ban on WeChat is a much bigger deal than TikTok

Why the US ban on WeChat is a much bigger deal than TikTok

In China, they call it the "app for everything" and on Friday AEST, US President Donald Trump banned it.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are bulletproof
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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are bulletproof

Trying to crack down on the power exhibited by the "big tech" giants may be too big of a hurdle for the US and Europe.

  • by Alex Webb
'Brazen act': Tech star who crossed Google sentenced to 18 months in prison
Driverless cars

'Brazen act': Tech star who crossed Google sentenced to 18 months in prison

Self-driving pioneer Anthony Levandowski had once been feted by companies such as Google and Uber for his engineering expertise. But his ego and greed led to his spectacular fall from grace, and turned him into a Silicon Valley cautionary tale.

  • by Kate Conger
New Daily, sports media could miss out under digital code
Media & marketing

New Daily, sports media could miss out under digital code

Several local publishers could be ineligible to negotiate with Google and Facebook under a new code of conduct.

  • by Zoe Samios
Legal changes needed to support public interest journalism
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Media & marketing

Legal changes needed to support public interest journalism

Two alterations to media law will provide support to serious journalism.

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Like Rome, the big tech empires will one day fall
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Like Rome, the big tech empires will one day fall

The big tech giants seem all-powerful right now but eventually something will come along that they simply cannot counter.

  • by James Titcomb
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Zoom out: Why video conferencing was most annoying to West Australians
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Zoom out: Why video conferencing was most annoying to West Australians

If you found yourself swearing over lags and poor video quality while using Zoom and others, you were not alone. At times it was enough to make you want to switch on Netflix instead, with good reason.

  • by Aja Styles
ABC, SBS exclusion from tech giants' payments a 'government' decision
Media & marketing

ABC, SBS exclusion from tech giants' payments a 'government' decision

ACCC chair Rod Sims said that the federal government made the call to exclude the public broadcasters from being remunerated by Google and Facebook.

  • by Zoe Samios and Fergus Hunter
Cough it up: ACCC demands Google and Facebook share spoils with Australian media
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Opinion

Cough it up: ACCC demands Google and Facebook share spoils with Australian media

Taming digital giants, which boast revenues larger than the output of entire economies, will not be easy.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Google slams 'heavy-handed' approach of landmark news code
Tech crackdown

Google slams 'heavy-handed' approach of landmark news code

Google has lashed a new code of conduct that will force tech giants to pay media companies for their news content, warning the government intervention will hinder the company's ability to service Australian users.

  • by Fergus Hunter and Zoe Samios
Please Explain podcast: Treasurer unveils code to rein in digital giants
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Please Explain podcast

Please Explain podcast: Treasurer unveils code to rein in digital giants

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire is joined by media and telecommunications journalist Zoe Samios to discuss the implications of the draft code for Australian media and the companies. 

  • by Tory Maguire