HomeTechnologyGoogle Commits AUD 1 Billion to Australia Months After Threatening

Google Commits AUD 1 Billion to Australia Months After Threatening


master mentalism tricks

Google will spend AUD 1 billion (roughly Rs. 5,480 crore) in Australia over five years, the tech giant said just months after it threatened to pull its services from the country in response to tougher government regulation.

The main operating unit of Alphabet said it planned to expand cloud infrastructure, set up a research hub staffed by Australian researchers and engineers and partner with science agency the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Google Australia Managing Director Mel Silva, who earlier this year threatened to block Google’s search engine in the country, said the spending plan would bring significant technology resources and investment.

Attending the funding announcement in Sydney, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it was a “AUD 1 billion (roughly Rs. 5,480 crore) vote of confidence” in Australia’s digital economy strategy, which aims to put the country in the top 10 digital economies around the world by 2030.

“The decision by Google has major benefits for Australian businesses as we engage with the economic recovery before us,” Morrison said. “It will bring more to STEM jobs to our shores … across engineering, computing science and AI,” he added, using the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Silva threatened during hearings in Australia’s parliament in January to block Google’s search engine to avoid laws forcing the company and social media operator Facebook to pay news outlets for content posted to their websites.

However, the law went ahead and Google backed away from its threat. Both Google and Facebook instead struck licensing deals with most of Australia’s main media companies.

The federal government is scheduled to begin a review of the law’s effectiveness in March.

Australia has also said it plans to make large internet companies take legal responsibility for defamation and misinformation hosted on their platforms, a change which the technology sector has largely opposed.

“We need to put in an equal amount of effort into making sure the digital world is safe and secure and trusted,” Morrison said.

© Thomson Reuters 2021

Read The Full Article Here


trick photography
Advertisingfutmillion

Popular posts

Netflix Reveals First Look at Live-Action ‘One Piece’ Series
Rami Malek to Lead Buster Keaton Miniseries From Matt Reeves
Despite Cobra Kai Ending, EPs Tease ‘More Karate Kid Stories’
Captain America: New World Order Adds Xosha Roquemore
Major League Wrestling Finds a New Home on Reelz
The Ark’s Cast and Crew Gave Us the Exclusive Scoop
10 Best Episodes of ‘Dawsons Creek,’ Now 25 Years Old
Fantasy Island Exclusive Sneak Peek: Roarke Welcomes Her Very First
Noah Assad On Working With Bad Bunny From The Beginning,
Frank Ocean Restocks Blonde Vinyl for the First Time in
Cordae & Anderson .Paak Hit the Club, Ponder Relationships in
Watch Lizzo Perform “Break Up Twice” and “Someday at Christmas”
So Long, High Heels—These Are the Party Shoes Every Fashion
6 Best Freckle Pens for a Natural, Sun-Kissed Look
30 ASOS Dresses That You’ll Love and Wear Year-Round
Mikayla Nogueira Mascara Scandal: Should We Ever Trust Influencers?
Interview with Measha Stone, Author of Ravaged Innocence
CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY, Sexism, Ableism, and Me: What I Learned
Your Guide to This Year’s ALA Youth Media Awards
Interview with John Etterlee, Author of Blood Red
BBC documentary used face-swapping AI to hide protesters’ identities
Joint effort discloses deep divergence of a mysterious porpoise
How to watch the rare green comet whiz past Earth
Double Disaster: Wildfires Followed by Extreme Rainfall Are More Likely
Meta Slams Apple, Says Ad Policy ‘Undercutting Others’ in Digital
Snap Founder Slams the Metaverse, Says People Prefer Augmented Reality
Lina Khan’s Plan to Liberate US Workers
Crypto a Viable Retirement Plan for Most Millennials, Gen Zs