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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.

MIchael Smith takes on Google

Saturday 15 February, 2014

"I am nothing like the picture Google publishes!"

Michael Smith has taken on global internet giant Google in a case of misuse of market power. He wants the federal government to intervene.

Smith says his site was blocked by Google because it contained malware. But his site did not contain any malware and Smith objects to the way Google wielded its power to block his traffic. The malware notice went up after he installed a rival advertising product to Google Adsense.

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