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Google pauses plans for ‘news showcase’ product in Australia: Report


The company doesn’t oppose a code, but the arbitration system outlined in the draft is “unworkable,” Mel Silva, Google’s vice president in Australia and New Zealand said

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has halted plans to launch its ‘News Showcase’ product in Australia as the tech company isn’t clear if it will be viable under the nation’s draft News Media Bargaining code.


  • The company doesn’t oppose a code, but the arbitration system outlined in the draft is “unworkable,” Mel Silva, Google’s vice president in Australia and New Zealand, said in a blog on Sunday


Concerns include “unfair payment conditions and unclear definitions and obligations”


  • Earlier, said it would start paying select media outlets to display curated content on its news app, earmarking more than $1b for the program over three years

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First Published: Mon, October 12 2020. 01:54 IST


































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