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The traffic has substantial value: Google's Mel Silva addresses mandatory code

Wednesday 06 May, 2020

Google Australia's Managing Director Mel Silva has responded to the latest fall out from the Digital Platforms Inquiry, which will mandate that Google must pay fees to media companies for their journalism. 

Australian radio partners with Google #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019
CRA has made a third announcement at the opening of this year's Radio Alive conference, revealing a new partnership with Google to make it simple and easy for listeners to find and listen to live streams of local Australian radio stations on Google Nest devices.

The partnership between industry body Commercial Radio Australia and Google will make more than 300 Australian AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations easily accessible on Google Nest devices, including Nest Home, Nest Mini, Nest Max and Nest Hub Max via voice command.

Google search changes will better recognize original reporting: Richard Gingras

Thursday 19 September, 2019

Google plans to give more prominence to original journalism in its news searches, according to the company's VP of News Richard Gingras.

Writing in a company blog last week, Gingras said Google is changing the way it displays search results to "better recognize original reporting, surface it more prominently in Search and ensure it stays there longer."

Talk to your speaker: voice controlled audio #RDAsia19

Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Smart speakers have been at the top of many Christmas gift lists for the last few years, and now spreading into new markets and in more languages. 

Where you once had to turn on a radio or search on your smart phone, you can simply ask your smart speaker to play your favourite station. 

Jaime Chaux is the Head of Digital for Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and discusses the key learnings he’s discovered to help you design your future in a voice controlled world.

Smart speaker home invasion?

Wednesday 31 July, 2019

A study conducted last year by the US based organisation Consumer Watchdog found that Google and Alexa have patented a range of eavesdropping functions associated with their smart speakers. 
While the two companies file hundreds of patents each year and often do not take them to market, the patents reveal some of the thinking from Google and Amazon about how they might monetise the new smart speaker technology using data heard in houses and offices where smart speakers are present.

Google's radio news plans alarming: News Corp's Michael Miller

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Michael Miller knows news, and he knows radio.

He is now the Executive Chairman of News Corp and was previously the CEO of APN, which owns the Australlian Radio Network.

Miller is concerned by a new trend he sees happening in the emerging audio space.

Google is urging radio stations to format and bookmark their audio news content in a way that will enable the world wide search engine giant to slice and dice content to deliver it to its consumers in a way that suits their preferences.

Media business models for this new era: Asia Media Summit

Saturday 12 May, 2018

Changing media business models was the topic of a session at the Asia Media Summit in Delhi.

A panel of speakers looked at how business models are changing and how broadcasters can respond.


“The largest taxi company Uber, doesn’t have a fleet, the largest accommodation company AirBnB, doesn’t own any hotels. The largest news media company Facebook, doesn’t produce any content,” said David Hua from ABC Australia (pictured above).

AudioBurst launches search engine for talk radio

Friday 16 October, 2015, a first-of-its-kind curation site that makes talk radio searchable and shareable in real-time, has launched in beta. The site brings consumers a new digital medium for talk radio content to be accessed anytime, anywhere, and offers radio show owners distribution channels and unlimited shelf life of their content. 

Co-development agreement with Google for Cast-for-Audio technology

Thursday 11 June, 2015

Frontier Silicon has signed a co-development agreement with Google

This agreement will see the inclusion of Google’s Cast-for-Audio technology in Frontier’s next generation connected audio solutions – due to ship in the first half of 2016.

Cast-for-Audio is an online content delivery platform which allows users to stream music services, such as Deezer, Pandora and Google Play Music, directly from the cloud to Cast-enabled speakers – all controlled by the user’s mobile device. 

Google block gone on Michael Smith news

Monday 17 February, 2014
After Michael Smith took on internet giant Goolge over this past week, he is relieved that the block on his website has been lifted. 

The story goes that Michael Smith's news website, which he'd set up to report on the truths behind the AWU scandal in Australia, was blocked by Google after false accusations surfaced that his site contained malware. A malware virus shares the private information of subscribers.


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