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Chris Griffith

Technology Reporter Sydney Chris is one of Australia’s most experienced technology reporters, with an involvement in the computer industry spanning almost 50 years. He learned to program in the late 1960s, studied computer science in the early 70s,… Read More

Peloton struggles in post lockdown world

Highlights Facebook promised free internet but users charged anywayGoogle accused of deceiving users over location dataZip confirms Sezzle acquisition talksFacebook trumpets massive supercomputerSamsung ditches PR agency Edelman for OgilvyPeloton… Read More

Law Council wants anti-trolling law delayed

The Law Council of Australia wants the federal government to delay its anti-trolling bill until a wider review is completed. In its submission on the Social Media (Anti-Trolling) Bill 2021 exposure draft, it says proposed defamation reform may not… Read More

Cryptos halve in two months

Welcome to The Download, The Australian’s technology blog for the latest tech news. What you need to know Apple prepares for mega launch of new devicesSamsung Galaxy S22 may have less memory, same priceRansomware follows victims of stolen… Read More

Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta Platforms feels the heat

A push to force Mark Zuckerberg-run Meta Platforms to sell Instagram and WhatsApp is gathering pace, as regulators and courts increasingly focus on monopolistic behaviour in the tech industry. While most action is in the US, Australia’s competition… Read More

Sony shares tumble on Microsoft gaming deal

With a decline of 4 per cent yesterday, Sony’s American depositary receipts are now down 11 per cent since the Microsoft/Activision transaction was announced. The company has shed nearly about $US17bn in market value. The decline has seen shares of… Read More

Microsoft’s deal to buy Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard brings opportunities and questions

Microsoft’s $US69bn ($96bn) deal to buy video giant Activision Blizzard is far more than a massive gaming company purchase. Sure, the deal, if consummated, will see Microsoft as the third biggest player in a gaming industry predicted to be worth… Read More

Microsoft gaming deal with Activision-Blizzard may face antitrust probe

Microsoft’s proposed $US69bn ($96bn) acquisition of Activision Blizzard is likely to receive a close look from antitrust enforcers in the US and abroad at a time when they have stepped up scrutiny of proposed mergers, especially in the tech sector.… Read More

Hottest gadgets of 2022: New Samsung, Linklet wearable cameras and Moonbike

It’s early in 2022 but already we’ve seen the unveiling of dozens of new gadgets, mainly at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month. While some gadgets are updates on existing technology, some are based on new ideas that have… Read More

Game giant plagued by misconduct

Video game giant Activision Blizzard says it has fired nearly 40 employees and disciplined more than 40 others since July as it deals with allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct. Over the past seven months the company has received… Read More

Gadgets to roll out in 2022

Devices that can be charged from across the room and adaptive focus sunglasses are among new gadgets in 2022. What you need to know Rode Videomic GoBotslab Robot Vacuum Cleaner S8Nanotech graphene-organolyte batteriesMashgin shopper check-outLong… Read More

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