Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Australian Anti-Competitive Regulators Eye Tech Giants

Estia Ryan Google and Facebook have been under scrutiny by Australia’s competition regulators. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is currently analysing whether Google and Facebook have been abusing their influence online. Other media companies have seen a significant drop in advertising revenue, but is this due to anti-competitive practices? It is estimated that…

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Disney and Fox M&A Whispers

Estia Ryan Disney and 21st Century Fox have been holding M&A talks behind closed doors. Walt Disney Co (DIS) could be buying shares from the mass media company to increase competition with ever-growing rivals Netflix and Amazon. Moving away from their traditional business model into a digitized, modern company could end Disney’s profit dry spell.…

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Smart(er) Personalised Marketing

Estia Ryan Pop up ads have been around for quite some time now, but only now are they becoming more enticing. Welcome to the age of smart personalised marketing, where ads and services are tailored to suit your online identity. One Canadian startup, Vidyard, is at the forefront of personalised marketing. It creates individual video…

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The largest technology M&A in history: stranded?

Jim Lee Singaporean-American semi-conductor giant Broadcom offered Qualcomm, a Silicon Valley semi-conductor giant, a $105 billion acquisition deal, involving a 28% premium on Qualcomm’s closing price. Although potentially the largest ever technology acquisition, both Qualcomm’s investors and its board declined Broadcom’s offer. Behind this potentially historical deal there are various problems, and possible conflict between…

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Tesla production slump — Can they stay afloat?

Olivia Warwick The electric car maker Tesla has hit snags in its attempt to become a mass market player through production of affordable Model 3 automobiles. Quarterly results released 1st November showed a rise in post-tax losses by 67% to $671m. Tesla’s shares fell by 6.8% on the 2nd November partly due to US government…

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Uber Data Breach Scandal

Olivia Warwick Uber revealed last Tuesday that it paid a $100,000 ransom to hackers in an attempt to cover up a data breach that impacted 57 million accounts in October last year. Uber said they had identified the hackers and ensured they had destroyed the stolen data. The names, emails, and phone numbers of millions…

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Legally Divorced but still Cohabitating?

Sam Richardson Regulator Ofcom is in pursuit of the legal separation of Openreach from it’s BT parent group, in what is only the latest step in an increasing bitter divorce. Since February this year, negotiations had been ongoing in an attempt to find a voluntary solution to the Openreach dilemma, but now Ofcom will take…

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The Future of Mobile?

Samuel Richardson Apple and Samsung have been rival antagonists since the first android smartphone hit the shelves in 2009, at each other’s throats, filing lawsuit after lawsuit in search of the perfect mobile device.  And there are those who think this fight between titans could have finally reached critical mass, with the market share of…

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Jump on the Broadband-Wagon

Chi hung Broadband, media and the variety of communications and technology services have become an integral part of modern life in the developed world. But with western markets facing stagnant revenue growth, market saturation and declining profitability, the greatest revenue opportunities now lie in emerging market. To profitably target these opportunities, the next generations of…

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