Who will deal with your online presence when you die? How to create a ‘digital will’ | Social media

Two things are certain in life: death and the internet. With so many day-to-day functions, tasks and memories now taking place online, the question of what will become of your digital legacy – who will preserve, control or delete your accounts when you are gone – has become increasingly important. Continue Reading

Competition watchdog expects Google and Facebook to strike deal with small publishers | Australia news

If smaller and regional publishers don’t get a deal under the news media code, the government retains the “trigger” to force Google and Facebook to the negotiating table, competition tsar Rod Sims says. The code passed the Senate on Wednesday evening with amendments, a day after the Morrison government struck Continue Reading

News Corp agrees deal with Google over payments for journalism | News Corporation

Google and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp have signed a multi-year partnership that will lead to the search engine paying for journalism from news sites around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, the Times and the Australian. The deal, which involves News Corp receiving “significant payments” to feature the company’s Continue Reading

eBay’s $9.2bn Gumtree deal raises competition concerns, says CMA | Technology sector

A $9.2bn (£6.5bn) deal to create the world’s largest classified ads business could reduce consumer choice and increase the fees people are charged for advertising goods online, Britain’s competition watchdog has warned. Shpock operator Adevinta’s proposed purchase of Gumtree from eBay would combine websites that allow people to buy and Continue Reading

TikTok Oracle Deal is reportedly ‘Shelved Indefinitely’ – Tempemail

Sourced from Cosmico Last year, Tik Tok’s parent company ByteDance and Oracle reached a “technical partnership” for the social media platform’s US operations. The deal was expected to address the national security concerns surrounding TikTok, raised by the Trump Administration. But now, it would seem that these efforts have been ‘shelved Continue Reading

Showmax Partners with MTN Nigeria to Launch Mobile Data Deal – Tempemail

Showmax and MTN Nigeria have teamed up to launch a special data deal for mobile subscribers. The deal that includes the monthly subscription and 2.5GB data – enough to stream 25 hours’ worth of movies, sports, series, kids’ shows and more. A Showmax Mobile subscription gives access to the full Continue Reading

Citrix to Acquire Wrike in $2.25 Billion Cash Deal – Tempemail

Citrix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wrike for $2.25 billion in cash. This deal is expected to Citrix’s digital work platform and Wrike’s work management solution, which streamlines collaboration and work execution. The addition of Wrike’s cloud-delivered capabilities is also expected to accelerate Citrix’s business model transition Continue Reading

Obsolete software from 1990s features in Brexit deal text | Politics

The EU-UK Brexit deal refers to defunct decades-old computer software such as Netscape Communicator as “modern”, raising suspicions that some of the text may have been copied and pasted in. Online commenters gleefully shared the observation that page 921 of the painfully birthed trade agreement refers to Netscape Communicator – Continue Reading

Salesforce to buy Slack in $27.7bn deal aimed at competing with Microsoft | Technology

Business software pioneer Salesforce.com is buying work-chatting service Slack for $27.7bn in a deal aimed at giving the two companies a better shot at competing against longtime industry powerhouse Microsoft. The acquisition announced Tuesday is by far the largest in the 21-year history of Salesforce. The San Francisco company was Continue Reading