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Commentary

11 Dec 2018
23

The current regime that oversees digital platforms is woefully inadequate. Right now, as the ACCC notes, digital platforms are largely unregulated.

Commentary

11 Dec 2018
18

The ACCC has signalled its intention to work with the OECD and other international agencies to kickstart an international law-making effort to regulate Google, Facebook and their successors.

Report

10 Dec 2018
88

This report outlines the ACCC's concerns regarding the market power held by Google and Facebook, including their impact on Australian businesses and, in particular, on the ability of media businesses to monetise their content.

Report

A report prepared for The Policy Observatory, Auckland University of Technology
6 Sep 2018
12

This provides important data on the relationship between web platforms and New Zealand news organisations. It gives an overview of Google and Facebook’s position in the New Zealand media market, media companies’ website traffic patterns, and an assessment of media companies’ dependency on traffic from...

Commentary

15 Jun 2018
11

Google has lost a High Court appeal in defamation litigation brought by Michael Trkulja. It is time to consider that extending "safe harbour" to Google may be a good idea.

Audio interview

26 Feb 2018
6

The ACCC is set to investigate the "bargaining power" of the Internet behemoths and whether that's affecting the quality and range of news supplied to Australian consumers.

Article

16 Feb 2017
14

Europe’s press barons thought they’d scored a major victory last fall when the European Commission threw its weight behind their idea to create a special protection for digital journalism, the linchpin of their strategy for long-term survival. But now the plan threatens to come undone....

Commentary

Article

13 Dec 2016
60

With Facebook coming under significant scrutiny for its perceived role in the US election as a conduit for fake news and hate speech, Leighton Andrews, Professor of Public Service Leadership and Innovation at Cardiff Business School, a former Welsh Government Minister and a former head...

Audio

7 Jun 2012
78

Apple may be adding to their already extensive repertoire of helpful applications with new plans to complete with the already popular Google Maps.

There's been speculation for months that Apple will try to elbow Google's popular Maps app aside on the iPhone...

Report

14 Sep 2009
544

This article explores the implications of a shift from public to private provision of information through focusing on the relationship between Google and public libraries.

Report

18 Jun 2009
231

This European study presents an innovative approach to short-term forecasts of unemployment using data on Google search words, which allows them to predict unemployment trends as early as one month before the official figures are released by the Federal Employment Agency.

In times of...

Report

9 Apr 2009
8

Google has come to symbolize the tensions between the benefits of innovative, information-dependent new services and the desire of individuals to control the contexts in which personal information is used. This essay reviews hundreds of newspaper articles where Google speaks about privacy in an effort...

Report

26 Mar 2009
14

This paper presents a case study of Google Language Tools, especially its cross?language search service. Cross?language search integrates machine translation (MT) and cross?language information retrieval (CLIR) technologies and allows Web users to search and read pages written in languages different from their search terms. In...

Journal article

15 Oct 2008
15

The Google Books and Open Content Alliance (OCA) initiatives have become the poster children of the access digitization revolution. With their sights firmly set on creating digital copies of millions upon millions of books and making them available to the world for free, the two...

Essay

21 Jul 2008
18

Web search is critical to our ability to use the Internet. Whoever controls search engines has enormous influence on all of us. They can shape what we read, who we listen to, who gets heard. Whoever controls the search engines, perhaps, controls the Internet itself....

Blog post

1 Jul 2008
14

Google Book Search has inspired passionate feelings and responses from many people since Google announced the project. Some, like Larry Lessig, view its scanning and indexing of copyrighted books as a legitimate activity under Fair Use. Others, like Siva Vaidhyanathan, are more skeptical of Google...

Article

24 Jun 2008
15

Internet search engines are locked in their own Darwinian drama. Depending how it turns out, desktop brands such as Google and Yahoo could become sturdier versions of themselves, ensuring survival as more people bolt for the mobile Web. Or they could become the Dodo birds...

Article

1 Apr 2008
15

For the second year in a row, Google shareholders will be asked to hold the Web search giant accountable for protecting free speech, regardless of international borders.

One of the proposals to be submitted at the annual shareholder meeting scheduled for 8 May,...

Article

16 Nov 2007
15

With Google's recently announced Google Apps donation program - which offers organizational email, calendaring, and document sharing for free - there's suddenly a viable alternative to Microsoft Outlook for many organizations. How does Google Apps compare to Microsoft Outlook for typical nonprofit needs? Idealware takes...

Article

4 Oct 2007
13

Google is a dubious guardian of the public interest in communication, argues Jeffrey Chester. He points to Google?s rapid acquisition of other media and communications companies, and its core strategy of developing data-mining into an art that serves advertisers. He asks, ?With the Internet and...

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