Google and News Corp strike a deal as Australia seeks to make platforms pay for news

Google struck a deal with the Murdoch-owned media conglomerate News Corp as proposed legislation in Australia threatens to jeopardize tech platform’s future operations in the country. Under the three-year deal announced Wednesday, News Corp brands in the U.S., U.K. and Australia like The Wall Street Journal and New York Post will be featured in the Google News Showcase. The companies will… Read More Google and News Corp strike a deal as Australia seeks to make platforms pay for news

Big tech is accused of ‘blackmail’ after Google threatens to remove search function and Facebook warns it will pull news from Australia if law forcing them to pay media companies for content is passed

Google has threatened to remove its search function in Australia and Facebook warned it would pull news content if a new law requiring the tech giants to compensate media organisations is passed.  The proposed law, introduced to the Australian Parliament in December, will force Facebook and Google to negotiate fees with news companies whose stories appear… Read More Big tech is accused of ‘blackmail’ after Google threatens to remove search function and Facebook warns it will pull news from Australia if law forcing them to pay media companies for content is passed