Google has settled a long-standing dispute with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) agreeing to pay an extra $481.5 million in additional tax in a major financial win for the federal government. The search giant’s agreement follows in the wake of similar deals with Microsoft, Apple and Facebook as part of a multinational e-commerce crackdown by… Read more »
Image: Jurassic World, Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment The Morrison government’s response to the ACCC’s concerns about the market power of Google and Facebook include $27m to the competition watchdog to boost monitoring and enforcement against the tech giants A voluntary code of practice, overseen by the ACCC, to address bargaining power imbalances between the tech companies… Read more »
Ex-Googler Alan Noble is now studying ocean health. The former engineering director of Google Australia is adapting off-the-shelf technology to help the world tackle the issues facing our oceans. Founded by former Google engineering director Alan Noble and ecologist professor Sean Connell, Australian Ocean Lab (AusOcean) is a not-for-profit organisation based in South Australia that is… Read more »
The growing power of Facebook, Google and other tech companies as they swallow smaller rivals has Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, worried about the threat to consumer data and privacy. Speaking at the Consumer Policy Research Conference Conference in Melbourne today, Australian Consumer and Competition Commission chair Rod Sims said Google and Facebook “are essentially… Read more »
Google is being taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which has accused the global tech giant of misleading consumers about its use of their personal location data. It’s believed to be the first legal action in the world on the issue as tech companies comes under increased scrutiny by… Read more »
Australia’s consumer watchdog wants to lift the carpet on some of the world’s biggest and most powerful tech companies, especially Facebook and Google, to see how their greatest trade secrets work in sweeping changes to check their power in the nation’s digital economy. The final report of the landmark Australian Competition and Consumer Commission… Read more »
Brands that are failing to run controlled website and mobile app experiments in order to understand their customers and convert impressions into transactions are falling behind. Research from Forrester supports this, revealing that the cohort who embed experimentation into their business will earn 1.8 trillion dollars by 2021 and grow eight times faster than the… Read more »
One of Startup Daily’s favourite newsletters, which lands in our inbox daily, comes from Anand Sanwal of CB Insights, a US technology business that uses AI-based software to analyse data and predict trends in tech. Their claim to fame is they “help corporations replace the three Gs (Google searches, gut instinct and guys… Read more »
Google and Facebook perform a “critical role” in enabling businesses to reach consumers, however the way their algorithms work to order content is unclear, according to the ACCC.
Adtech startup Unlockd placed into voluntary administration as it deals with fallout from Google battle
High-flying adtech startup Unlockd has been placed into voluntary administration as it looks to deal with the fall out of what it has deemed “anti-competitive conduct” from Google.
The ACCC is launching an inquiry into the impact of digital platform providers like Facebook and Google on competition in the media and advertising markets.
Muzaara is a marketing platform designed for ecommerce clients, making it easy to create advertising campaigns on Facebook and Google.
Dan Siroker is the founder of Optimizely, the number one tech platform for testing and experimentation.
The Regional Australia Institute has opened entries for this year’s Regional Online Heroes competition, aiming to uncover startups innovating online.
Working to simplify the process behind creating and initiating voice, email, and SMS communication is Sydney-startup Upwire.