• Microsoft allies with European publishers to push for 'Australian-style' laws on news content, pitting itself against Facebook and Google

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Microsoft president Brad Smith.
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    Microsoft has allied with four publisher lobbying groups in Europe to push for new legislation targeting tech giants.
    The Alliance wants to ensure Big Tech pays news publishers to host news content.
    It comes as Australia prepares to force tech giants to pay publishers for hosting their content.
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    As Facebook and Google brace themselves to start paying news publishers in Australia, rival Microsoft is pressing its advantage internationally. Microsoft announced Monday it had struck an...
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