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

Facebook to block Australian publishers and users from sharing or viewing news | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it would restrict publishers and users in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content. The move comes in response to Australia’s proposed Media Bargaining law, which would force Facebook and Alphabet, Google’s parent company, to pay publishers for content, Facebook said in Continue Reading

Regional publishers hit back at Facebook’s ‘inflammatory’ threat to ban news sharing in Australia | Media

Facebook’s threat to ban news sharing in Australia rather than abide by a media bargaining code is an inflammatory overreaction, regional publishers say. Facebook broke its silence on Tuesday and said it would block Australians from sharing news on its platform if the landmark plan to make them and Google Continue Reading

Mobile App Publishers Reach 151.2 Billion Downloads | Tempemail

The five leading mobile app publishers from the United States have reached 151.2bn in Google Play lifetime downloads as of May, according to data gathered by GoldenCasinoNews. With 123bn in lifetime downloads among Android users, Google LLC ranked as the leading mobile app publisher. Google Meet is the Leading Google-published Continue Reading

Facebook is Applying Labels on “State-Controlled” News Publishers | Tempemail

A massive and exceedingly popular platform for the sharing and spreading of news content to the general public, Facebook has become the primary news source for millions of people around the globe. Now, in renewed efforts to gauge its own responsibility to halt the spreading of fake news and to Continue Reading

Big publishers sue Internet Archive to stop digital book lending – Software- Tempemail

Four big book publishers are taking legal action against the Internet Archive, alleging the open information activists are operating “one of the largest known book pirate sites in the world”. The four publishers are Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House, and they have asked Continue Reading

Facebook joins Google in providing financial support for publishers- Tempemail

Facebook has announced a $2 million investment in grant funding, coaching and training as part of its journalism project to support Asia Pacific publishers covering the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). Facebook will redirect funds initially meant for the Splice Beta Fund, a grant that helps news and media entrepreneurs to ideate, Continue Reading

Australian media organisations come together on fund to support local publishers- Tempemail

Australian ad tech firm Viztrade is leading the launch of a digital media fund, which it hopes will allow marketers to invest directly into local news businesses and publishers. The aim of the fund will be to direct funding into independent businesses so they can improve and create new digital Continue Reading

Google to waive ad serving fees for news publishers amid virus crisis – Finance – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it will waive for the next five months the small fee it charges news publishers to decide which ads to show on their online properties. News publishers, especially the print media, have struggled as many advertisers pulled their marketing budgets to rein in costs Continue Reading

Elections & epidemics: how Google is helping publishers in Asia with real-time data- Tempemail

Data science has been on the marketing and media wishlist for some time but many smaller teams and businesses can’t resource this expertise. For many publishers, the need to be more real-time and reactive is prescient but with business models being challenged constantly, having the tools and expertise is tougher. Continue Reading