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Nine to give back $2m in jobkeeper payments after posting $182m profit
Departing CEO reports 53% profit rise from digital businesses while revenue from mastheads including Sydney Morning Herald and the Age falls 9%

Amanda Meade and Australian Associated Press

24, Feb, 2021 @7:12 AM

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Facebook reverses Australia news ban after government makes media code amendments
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announces a compromise has been reached at the 11th hour as the legislation is debated in the Senate

Amanda Meade, Josh Taylor and Daniel Hurst

23, Feb, 2021 @4:57 AM

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Australia shows the way. It’s the job of governments not big tech to run democracies | John Naughton
Let’s hope Canberra’s challenges to Facebook are just the start. Elected leaders can’t allow unaccountable corporate powers to do as they like

John Naughton

21, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Guardian Australia strikes deal with Google to join News Showcase
Multi-year agreement is one of more than 50 the tech giant has made with Australian media companies

Josh Taylor

20, Feb, 2021 @7:13 AM

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Google and Facebook: the landmark Australian law that will make them pay for news content
Despite protestations from both companies, the Australian parliament is set to pass legislation it says is needed to boost public interest journalism

Amanda Meade

16, Feb, 2021 @1:01 AM

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Google and Facebook using lobbyists with close ties to Morrison government to fight media code
Former prime ministerial staffers among those working for influential lobbying firms used by digital giants to try to quash proposed legislation

Amanda Meade

09, Feb, 2021 @2:29 AM

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Is big tech now just too big to stomach?
The Covid crisis has turbo-charged profits and share prices. But are the big six now too powerful for regulators to ignore?

Jasper Jolly

06, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Two Google engineers quit over company's treatment of AI researcher
Timnit Gebru, an eminent Black scientist, says she was fired last year in clash over research on marginalized groups

Kari Paul

04, Feb, 2021 @8:54 PM

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Alphabet reports strong fourth quarter after holiday ads rebound
Google parent company’s success comes despite legal setbacks, including a recent settlement announcement in a discrimination lawsuit

Kari Paul

02, Feb, 2021 @10:36 PM

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Ford to install Google's Android operating system in most cars from 2023
Carmaker signs deal with Alphabet in latest sign of tech firms’ interest in automotive sector

Jasper Jolly

01, Feb, 2021 @5:22 PM

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Chromecast with Google TV review: full smart TV upgrade with voice remote
New smart TV gadget is step up from basic Chromecast with new interface, apps and voice remote

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

29, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Important stories hidden in Google's 'experiment' blocking Australian news sites
The search giant’s experiments see sources of questionable quality being promoted over mainstream websites in some cases

Nick Evershed

27, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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