Media and Digital

US considers relisting North Korea as state sponsor of terror

Obama administration mulls response to cyber-attack on Sony.

ACCC to probe online streaming

Competition watchdog opens informal review of Seven, Foxtel streaming joint venture.

Top ten tech innovations of 2014

Don’t be mesmerised by cool apps and flashy new gizmos – the top technology inventions of the year are ones that will have a lasting effect.

Fairfax plans triple treat of deals

Group plotting to clinch a triumvirate of deals before Christmas to lay the ground for a full-blown merger.

Fairfax, Macquarie Radio talks back on

Media reports say $200m talkback merger on track for pre-Christmas sign-off.

Why Nintendo needs to adopt Netflix’s content strategy

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It’s shaping up to be a bountiful Christmas for the big N. Not Netflix but rather the other N, Nintendo.

Quickflix capital raising falls far short

by AAP
Online streaming service's renounceable rights offer raises just 11 per cent of the hoped-for $5.7 million.

Is the writing on the wall for digital billboards?

Recent developments in the UK suggest investors should approach outdoor advertising companies with caution.

No update on Ten ownership

Embattled media group says there is no further news on confidential proposals received earlier this month.

oOh! Media disappoints on debut

Shares in billboard advertiser oOh! Media debut on ASX well below offer price.

Ten battle delays AFL rights talks

Negotiations postponed until next year due to uncertainty around potential change of control at Ten.

Packer's PBL in latest tax leak: report

PBL reportedly had deal with Swiss govt that set a tax rate of below 2.15% for intra-company loans.

LatAm set for ASX debut

LatAm hopes to be next ­online classifieds force after closing $18m IPO on Friday.

Internet industry concerned about piracy crackdown timeline

Industry figures ready to develop code for minimising online piracy, says report.

Netflix to stream 4K content in Australia

US streaming giant in talks with Australian ISP’s and confident it can deliver high quality streaming to customers.

Sony says sorry to Obama after email embarrasment

by AFP
Studio in hot water for racially insensitive remarks about President Barack Obama in company emails, the latest in a series of leaks that have left Hollywood reeling.

Alibaba movie unit misstated taxes, auditor analysis finds

Alibaba Group’s movie-production unit denies fraud, cites previous management team’s lack of oversight.

Coalition's copyright ultimatum: The collateral damage of the war on online pirates

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Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull may not like the government's anti-piracy measures referred to as an internet filter, but he better get used to the term.

Print ads still valuable: Thomson

News Corp chief says print ads have become more valuable in 'digitally discursive age'.

Copyright holders win piracy protection

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Movie studios will soon be able to obtain court orders to force ISPs to block access to websites which host pirated content.

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