Google threatens to close its search engine in Australia as it lobbies against digital news code – ITPro.works

Google has threatened to close its search engine in Australia — as it dials up its lobbying against draft legislation that is intended to force it to pay news publishers … Read More

E-scooter startup Neuron Mobility adds $12M to its Series A for expansion in Australia and New Zealand – ITPro.works

Neuron Mobility, a Singapore-based e-scooter rental startup, announced today that it has added $12 million to its Series A. Led by Square Peg, an Australian venture capital firm and GSR … Read More

Facebook threatens to block news sharing in Australia as it lobbies against revenue share law

Adtech giant and self-styled ‘free speech champion’, Facebook, has threatened to pull the plug on the public sharing of news content on Facebook and Instagram in Australia. The aggressive threat … Read More

Google warns users in Australia free services are at risk if it’s forced to share ad revenue with “big media” – TechCrunch

Google has fired a lobbying pot-shot at a looming change to the law in Australia that will force it to share ad revenue with local media businesses whose content its … Read More

Australia now has a template for forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news – TechCrunch

Australia is closing in on a legally binding framework to force adtech giants Facebook and Google pay media companies for monetizing their news content when it’s posted to their social … Read More

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