Media and Digital

Apple gears up to tackle Spotify

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Tech giant looks to move beyond iTunes, beefs up its music analytics capabilities.

Lazard likely to shun Ten offer

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Key institutional shareholder not interested in offer from Discovery, Foxtel: report.

Speculation of media M&A runs hot

All eyes may be on Ten's takeover battle right now, but Seven, Nine plans may grab spotlight soon.

Shazam joins the $US1 billion club

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Music identification app secures $US30 million in new funding, now valued at over $US1 billion.

Sacrificing culture for cheap downloads

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While illegal downloads do not equate directly to lost sales and do create new audiences, these alternative income streams have their limits. Online piracy is killing our creative industries.

Frustration builds at Ten

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Bruce Gordon's refusal to countenance takeover offer stalls sale process.

Four men linked to Paris terror attacks

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Prosecutors detain four men amid investigation into Charlie Hebdo, grocery store attacks.

Netflix showcases stellar subscriber numbers

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Streaming-video service adds 4.33 million streaming subscribers globally in the fourth quarter, comfortably above its estimate.

DataRoom AM: Ten's takeover drama

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The battle for Ten Network takes another twist, while Asian investors are believed to be sizing up Alinta Energy.

Gordon to mount rival Ten proposal

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Bruce Gordon won't support Foxtel-Discovery bid for Ten, likely to push debt restructure.

Ratings lift Ten's hopes of new deal

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Strongest summer ratings in a decade boost hopes of deal with potential suitors.

ACCC worried over Fairfax-Macquarie deal

Competition watchdog raises concerns over proposed $200m Fairfax-Macquarie Radio merger.

EU details tax case against Amazon

Regulators say group's tax arrangements may give illegal advantage.

ACCC to review Macquarie, Fairfax radio merger

Watchdog intervenes in $200m merger of John Singleton’s Macquarie Radio and Fairfax’s radio assets.

Facebook seeks Aust partners

Facebook wants local companies, govt agencies to test new business social media platform.

Charlie Hebdo's new issue flies off news stands

French magazine to extend print run after vendors sell out of first edition since fatal terror attack.

Cricket Australia locks in Apple TV deal

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Deal will reportedly see the creation of a Cricket Australia channel that will showcase match highlights, player interviews and historic matches.

The Netflix cat is out of the bag

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Netflix is going to launch in March without several flagship programs -- because it sold the local rights to Foxtel. It's a mistake the US streaming video giant is unlikely to make again.

Macquarie to shed cable TV stake

Macquarie Group may exit stake in Korean cable TV operator alongside JV partner.

Fairfax takes full ownership of MMPH

Media group snaps up remaining 50% stake in Metro Media Publishing Holdings as part of Domain expansion.

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