Facebook switches news back on for Australians after content deal

Facebook switches news back on for Australians after content deal

(ATF) Facebook on February 26 restored access to news for its Australian users after a week-long hiatus as it reached agreement with the government on complying with a landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for editorial content. The US social media giant's Australian readers were able to read news …

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Diversification helps Huawei grow in 2020 despite US sanctions

Diversification helps Huawei grow in 2020 despite US sanctions

(ATF) Diversification into new areas such as “smart” car solutions, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and business-focused 5G applications helped Huawei Technologies offset the US sanctions blow to its smartphone business and see smaller revenue and profit growth in 2020. While the Chinese tech firm is scheduled to release its …

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Australia enacts landmark law to make tech firms pay for news

Australia enacts landmark law to make tech firms pay for news

(ATF) The online world is watching Australia this week after the nation’s parliament passed landmark legislation on February 25 requiring global digital giants to pay for local news content. The new law – the culmination of an often bitter tussle between the Australian government and media on one hand, and …

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Huawei to use AI and high-tech to create 'smart pig farming'

Huawei to use AI and high-tech to create 'smart pig farming'

(ATF) With Huawei predicting its mobile shipments could fall 60% this year, the company has made a surprising turn – into the pig farming business in China. On February 19, Huawei announced that suppliers had been told to reduce production. Huawei expects that mobile phone shipments this year will drop …

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News Corp agrees global content deal with Google

News Corp agrees global content deal with Google

(ATF) Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp struck a global news deal with Google, the media company said on Wednesday February 17, in the most extensive agreement yet for news content with big tech. The two companies will develop a subscription platform, share advertising revenue through Google’s ad technology services, build audio …

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Facebook ratchets up fight with Australia over news payments

Facebook ratchets up fight with Australia over news payments

(ATF) The Australian government said on Thursday (Feb 18) that vital information on Facebook would be restored, after the social media giant erased local content in an escalating fight with Canberra over payments for news. The social media giant was widely criticised by politicians and human rights advocates after hundreds …

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China's Baidu beats revenue estimates on strong cloud and AI demand   

China's Baidu beats revenue estimates on strong cloud and AI demand   

(ATF) China’s Baidu Inc reported fourth-quarter (Q4) results with revenue and earnings ahead of Wall Street expectations. Meanwhile, the company forecast revenues for Q1 that topped estimates as efforts by China’s version of Google to diversify into the cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) businesses start to pay off. The results …

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