The ACCC Digital Platforms Report recommends several ways to revive journalism in the social media age, including A$50m in direct grants to local news services.
No regulation can fix the disruption of journalism by search engines, social media and digital content aggregators.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the sheer dominance of Google and Facebook has distorted other businesses' ability to compete on their own merits.
Hardware could exploit the properties of scattered light so that computations happen at high speed and with low power consumption.
Sidewalk Labs has released its Master Innovation and Development Plan and invited the public to provide feedback.
The head of Google's Quantum AI Labs, Hartmut Neven, claims the current speed of development means a quantum computing breakthrough is near.
Facebook serves as a gatekeeper of the information diets of more than 200 million Americans and 2 billion users worldwide.
Advocates and opponents of breaking up Facebook, Google and other technology giants are falling prey to some serious misconceptions.
A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth. But how can a single number capture data's power to predict your actions or sway your decisions?
Tech giants like Facebook are at risk of joining the ranks of Compuserve and MCI Mail to be replaced with the next generation of organizing designed for new models of distributed trust.
Companies scrutinise our online likes, dislikes, searches and purchases to produce data that can be used commercially. And it's often done without us understanding the full extent of the surveillance.
US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech's growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
Big tech companies compete over who can gather the most intelligence on their users. Countries like Russia and China turn this information against their citizens.
The Uber driver walkout raises questions about how workers can fight for better pay and benefits in the age of the gig economy – a topic frequently on the minds of Conversation scholars.
Google's algorithms reflect bias against members of racialized and gendered groups.
Google, Amazon and other powerful groups are renaming American cities and neighborhoods. That may make the area more appealing to newcomers – but, in many cases, residents aren't happy.
Consumption has become the primary form of self-identity and self-expression.
Scientists now have a better understanding of what martial eagles eat. This is valuable for the conservation of this endangered species.
It's not your intent that matters when you're considering your online behaviour – it's the consequences that create the impact.
Google+ is the latest online community to shut down, forcing users to seek other options. So why are organisations pulling away from user-generated content such as reviews, comments and debates?