+ Wednesday September 18th, 2019

Disclosure, Interests and Sponsorship

Openness and transparency is in all our interests, and Ausdroid is no different.

Not many people understand how media businesses like ours make money, and the saying “if you’re not paying for a product, you are the product” is generally thought to be the case across the board. However, at least here, Ausdroid doesn’t sell your information or anything about you to make money. We make our money from advertising, sponsorship and commercial partnerships.

Further, the biggest events, announcements and conferences that affect mobile technology don’t happen in Australia; they happen in the US, in Asia, throughout Europe, and basically everywhere else. Ausdroid is regularly invited to attend these events, or to travel interstate or overseas for “media famils” (in other words, trips so we can become more familiar with a company, its products, or something its working on).

In the interests of transparency, we’ll log these sponsored travels here, and you can check back at any time to see who travelled, where, and who facilitated that travel.

We also log our commercial arrangements and advertising arrangements.

August 2017

Huawei Factory Tour

14 August 2017 - 15 August 2017

Scott travelled to Shenzhen, China to attend a factory tour and briefing with Huawei

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October 2017

Google Pixel 2 Launch

2 October 2017 - 4 October 2017
San Francisco San Francisco,CAUnited States + Google Map

Jason travelled to San Francisco, USA to attend Google's Made by Google event for the launch of the Pixel 2 product line, as guest of Google

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January 2018

OPPO Launch

15 January 2018
Sydney, Australia Sydney,New South WalesAustralia + Google Map

OPPO flew Scott to Sydney to attend a product launch

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February 2018

MWC 2018

26 February 2018 - 1 March 2018
Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles 1, 64
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat,08908Spain
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Chris, Daniel and Jason travelled to Barcelona, Spain to attend MWC with sponsorship from Alcatel, Closer Comms, Huawei, Samsung and ZTE, with logistics from Telstra.

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March 2018

Huawei factory tour

9 March 2018

Daniel travelled to Beijing, China for media famils as guest of Huawei

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Huawei P20 Pro launch

27 March 2018 - 29 March 2018

Jason flew to Paris, France to attend the Huawei P20 series launch event as guest of Huawei

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May 2018

Google IO 2018

7 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Shoreline West,CAUnited States
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Daniel travelled to Mountain View, California to attend Google IO 2018 at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Google provided a media ticket valued at 1150 and Daniel paid for his accommodation.

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September 2018

IFA 2018

5 September 2018 - 11 September 2018
Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22
Berlin,14055Germany
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Duncan flew to Berlin, Germany as guest of Huawei to attend IFA 2018 and related events

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Oppo Find X Launch Event

17 September 2018 - 18 September 2018
Sydney, Australia Sydney,New South WalesAustralia + Google Map

Daniel attended the Oppo Find X launch event in Sydney

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October 2018

Nissan LEAF launch event

3 October 2018 - 4 October 2018
Sydney, Australia Sydney,New South WalesAustralia + Google Map

Daniel attended the Nissan Leaf launch event in Sydney as guest of Nissan

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro launch event

13 October 2018 - 20 October 2018
London UK London,United Kingdom + Google Map

Chris and Rachel flew to London, UK to attend the Huawei Mate 20 series launch and for related media famils. Chris flew hosted by Huawei, Rachel paid for her own flights.

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January 2019

CES 2019

January 7 - January 11

Geoff Quattromani attended CES 2019 hosted by HERE Technologies

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February 2019

MWC 2019

February 21 - February 28
Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles 1, 64
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat,08908Spain
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Chris, Duncan, Jason, Phil and Scott attended MWC 2019 with sponsorship from Alcatel, Closer Comms, Oppo and Huawei. During this event, Ausdroid also carried out third-party content activities for Telstra and Finder Australia.

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March 2019

Huawei P30 launch event in Paris

March 23 - March 31

Chris attended the Huawei P30 launch event in Paris as guest of Huawei. Chris extended the trip at his own cost for a visit to Rome. Rachel attended this trip with Chris at her own cost.

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May 2019

Google IO 2019

May 7 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Shoreline West,CAUnited States
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Scott attended Google I/O on behalf of Ausdroid.

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Computex Taipei 2019

May 27 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm

Chris and Duncan travelled to Computex in Taipei, Taiwan as guests of Acer and Dell / Alienware.

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August 2019

Huawei Developer Conference 2019

August 9 - August 12
Songshan Lake DongguanChina
Huawei Logo

Chris travels to Songshan Lake, China to attend the Huawei Developer Conference as guest of Huawei.

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September 2019

IFA 2019 – Press Days

September 4 - September 6
Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22
Berlin,14055Germany
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Chris travels to Berlin, Germany to cover IFA 2019 as guest of Huawei.

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IFA 2019 – Conference

September 6 - September 12
Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22
Berlin,14055Germany
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Chris travels to Berlin, Germany to cover IFA 2019 as guest of Huawei.

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Sponsorship and Commercial Arrangements

Ausdroid has commercial agreements with the following organisations:

  • Google Asia Pacific, advertising solutions. Ausdroid’s advertisements are placed through Google AdSense unless otherwise disclosed.
  • WhistleOut, mobile comparison website. WhistleOut publishes comparison pieces of interest to Ausdroid’s audience from time to time (generally once or twice per week). Ausdroid receives a commission based on referrals and any subsequent orders/sales placed through the WhistleOut/Ausdroid comparison portal.
  • Telstra and Finder Australia, where Ausdroid and its staff have produced content as experts for use by those companies.

Ausdroid has ad-hoc promotional agreements with:

  • PureVPN – VPN service provider
  • 4TFY – VPN service provider