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Google drops Australia from News Showcase launch amid regulator rancour

Alphabet Inc unit dropped Australia from the product's launch this week because its antitrust body has since pushed for laws forcing Google to pay royalties for content industry-wide

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Reuters  |  SYDNEY 

By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Google has postponed the Australian roll-out of News Showcase citing regulatory complications, just three months after announcing the product, as the U.S. internet giant grapples with one of the most audacious attempts to police its activities. After naming Australia, Germany and Brazil as markets where it would start paying publishers to feature their news, the Alphabet Inc unit dropped Australia from the product's launch this week because its antitrust body has since pushed for laws forcing Google to pay royalties for content ...

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First Published: Fri, October 02 2020. 10:07 IST
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