New law proposed to give Australian gig workers negotiation rights

Gig workers, including Uber drivers and those who work for food delivery services would be granted rights to negotiate employment rights, including minimum base pay, hours, and insurance if a law introduced by Australia’s center-left Labor government goes into effect. This is an issue being considered by many countries, and in the EU, which is working on draft rules.

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Mitgo launches privacy-first native advertising platform takeads in MENA

September 7, 2023

Mitgo has launched ‘Takeads’, a privacy-first and cookieless platform to bring a user-centric approach to native advertising in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The mar-tech (marketing technology) company started to work on its native advertising offering five years ago. Takeads’ delivers targeted advertisements without utilising the users’ personal or behavioural tracking data. Instead of user data, its analytical algorithm runs on content analysis.

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Australian graphic design platform, Desygner, prepares to challenge Canva

September 7, 2023

Launched in 2016, Desygner has a base of 32 million users worldwide. It is growing rapidly with a million new users a month and has also attracted major corporations, including Oracle, Microsoft, and Shutterstock. Now, the self-funded company is prepared to go after Melbourne-based and heavily funded Canva, which is estimated to be worth AU$39 billion (US$26.5 billion).

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Microsoft Lets Publishers Block Bing Chat Separately from Bing Search

September 26, 2023

Nearly one-third of major news publishers have blocked generative AI tools from reading their content.   But that’s a drastic measure which could also exclude their results from conventional search engines.  Microsoft has just given publishers the option to block access by Bing Chat without also removing their content from search results.  We’ll see if competitors do the same.

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