Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is currently in a $50 million legal battle with the US government, and has come up with a new twist. He owns the patent for the two-step authentication process used by Google, Twitter and others. He won`t sue them, but he has put the patent up for sale...
Reed Midem, which runs the MIP conferences, has plunged into the digital world with the purchase of LeWeb, a strand of conferences. The next, in London on June 5th and 6th, is enticing wandering Australians with a fifty percent discount, but only until May 23rd.
The US Department of Justice is suing Apple over eBook price-fixing. Here is a complete email from Jobs to James Murdoch, and the notes it created, which the government claims supports it case. That is disputable; the email also shows the language and informality and thought processes of the late, great industry titan.
"In the 2013-14 Budget released on Tuesday, the government announced that it would expand the Digital Local Government program, adding 14 new local councils that will be taking part in the program over the next two years at a cost of AU$5.7 million."
New Zealand’s major radio and television broadcasters confirmed the “Go Live” date of 1 July for the new Online Media Standards Authority “OMSA”, which will oversee online news and current affairs content standards.
While the screen sector vacates all that old-fashioned spectrum to broadcast digitally, Telstra, Optus and TPG bought in to provide high speed wireless broadband. With $2b out the door to the government, they will now be plotting new ways to make the rest of us pay.
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