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News Media Bargaining Code passes Parliament

Australia’s News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code has officially passed through the Senate a day after the Government confirmed last-minute amendments made as part of the Morrison Government’s negotiations with Facebook over the past week.

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News Corp inks deal with Google Showcase as Facebook shuts down Australian media content

Less than a week after the Australian Senate endorsed the News Media Bargaining Code, and on the same day as Facebook introduced blanket restrictions to all Australian media content across its platform, News Corporation has joined the growing ranks of Australian media companies signing licensing deals for Google’s freshly launched Showcase offering.

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Seven West Media inks news deal with Google

Seven West Media (SWM) has entered into a long-term partnership with Google to provide news content for the Google News Showcase product. The news comes as the network announces strong results for the half-year to December 2020.

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UK regulator will investigate Google’s plan to retire third-party cookies

Google’s plans to retire third-party cookies from its Chrome browser may have hit a snag with news the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the proposal to assess whether it will distort competition. It comes after complaints of anticompetitive behaviour by Google and that the changes concentrate ad spend in the Google ecosystem and further entrench its market power.

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The US government files antitrust suit against Google

Google has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in search and search advertising, in what the DOJ says is a violation of US antitrust laws.

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ACCC to investigate local mobile ad market

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will start its investigation of the mobile app marketing in Australia, part of its ongoing digital platforms inquiry.

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GetReminded makes pitch to disrupt customer loyalty

GetReminded, a new consumer platform for contract, loan, insurance and other renewal reminders, has been steadily adding users while honing the technology and carefully tracking acquisition cost as it gears up /eye its expansion plans.

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As the cookie crumbles, what comes next for digital advertisers?

The end of third-party cookies will soon be a reality for marketers and as adtech and martech players move to adapt, there will be a range of new tools for identification. What alternatives are emerging and how do they handle protecting user privacy and providing addressability?

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Adtech industry reacts to latest universal ID updates

The adtech industry is responding favourably to efforts to provide alternative user identification data mechanisms to replace traditional cookie tracking. But several have warned privacy and security concerns remain a significant hurdle to adoption.

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In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

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