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Former Fairfax executive David Housego dies

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[ad_1] “He mixed strong beliefs and values with a wonderful, quirky sense of humour. He loved journalism, its people and the challenges and rough and tumble of the media industry. ‘You could sell tickets to this,’ he would say.” Prior to Fairfax, he was an executive director and chief financial …

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Tech giants pledge unprecedented action to tackle terrorist content

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[ad_1] “Terrorism and violent extremism are complex societal problems that require an all-of-society response,” the statement said. “For our part, the commitments we are making today will further strengthen the partnership that governments, society and the technology industry must have to address this threat.” The commitments we are making today …

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News Corp gives Foxtel a $300 million lifeline

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[ad_1] News Corp reported a $US23 million ($32 million) profit for the March quarter, on revenues of $US2.6 billion. Yet the results revealed Foxtel lost about 100,000 subscribers from its traditional pay TV product over that period. Foxtel has in recent months has been looking to raise billions of dollars …

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Social media giants least trusted for ads, content: Survey

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[ad_1] Australians are less likely to trust advertisements and content that they see on social media compared to any other outlet, with print newspapers still considered the most truthful source of information nationally. In the latest Adtrust study, conducted by Ipsos Connect and commissioned by publishing lobby group NewsMediaWorks, news …

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Sims rebuffs Zuckerberg global plea

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[ad_1] Australian competition tsar Rod Sims has rebuffed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s near-term hopes for national governments to treat social media giants and personal data in the same way with globally consistent laws. The Facebook chairman published an opinion article in The Washington Post on Sunday, pushing for more regulation …

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