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What the American net neutrality decision means for Australia

What the American net neutrality decision means for Australia

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran December 15, 2017 5 Comments

Ajit Pai's destruction of net neutrality has ramifications beyond the American economy into the realm of human rights.

Murdoch goes back to the future to distract from his declining legacy

Murdoch goes back to the future to distract from his declining legacy

Glenn Dyer December 15, 2017 3 Comments

Rupert Murdoch's spin is in overdrive as he tries to justify the Fox-Disney sale as anything but what it is: a necessary deal to save a falling company.

Vegemite is back in our happy little hands! Now what?

Vegemite is back in our happy little hands! Now what?

Jason Murphy December 14, 2017 13 Comments

Consumers are where nationalism is made, not in the ranks of enormous food brands.

Would you buy a used media policy from Mitchell Peter Fifield?

Would you buy a used media policy from Mitchell Peter Fifield?

vening.jack@gmail.com December 14, 2017 5 Comments

Among the barrage of inquiries following media reforms passing this year, regulators will be looking at how the ABC can compete in the modern media jungle.

Will the Disney deal split the Murdoch men?

Will the Disney deal split the Murdoch men?

Glenn Dyer December 14, 2017

Ahead of a 21st Century Fox restructure and the monolithic Fox-Disney deal, questions are being raised about how Rupert's heirs fit in.

Ladbrokes looming regulation in UK a stark contrast to Australian Labor

Ladbrokes looming regulation in UK a stark contrast to Australian Labor

Stephen Mayne December 11, 2017 3 Comments

Ever heard of a takeover bid where the amount of cash paid to shareholders is contingent on an upcoming regulatory decision? That’s what British gambling giants GVC and Ladbrokes came up with last week as they attempt to create a $10 billion gambling behemoth amidst a regulatory crackdown in the UK. Ladbrokes, one of the […]

Why news outlets don’t have subscribers any more — they have members

Why news outlets don’t have subscribers any more — they have members

Christopher Warren December 11, 2017 4 Comments

From the outside, paying memberships can seem a lot like paying subscriptions. But those that will succeed will grasp the very real differences

How Disney could become the world’s biggest streaming service

How Disney could become the world’s biggest streaming service

Glenn Dyer December 8, 2017 1 Comment

Disney could soon create massive streaming service across sport, branded entertainment plus its huge libraries of film and TV.

Company profits rocket skyward

Company profits rocket skyward

Alan Austin December 8, 2017 10 Comments

Yet, despite profits at all-time highs, corporate taxes collected by the Turnbull government are at historic lows.

If I were the banks, I wouldn’t be losing sleep over the royal commission

If I were the banks, I wouldn’t be losing sleep over the royal commission

Michael Bradley December 7, 2017 4 Comments

Even an aggressive commissioner who manages to work around the commission's impotent framing probably won't reveal anything we don't already know.