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.
Scott travelled to Shenzhen, China to attend a factory tour and briefing with HuaweiFind out more »
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 GoogleFind out more »
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.Find out more »
Daniel travelled to Beijing, China for media famils as guest of HuaweiFind out more »
Jason flew to Paris, France to attend the Huawei P20 series launch event as guest of HuaweiFind out more »
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.Find out more »
Duncan flew to Berlin, Germany as guest of Huawei to attend IFA 2018 and related eventsFind out more »
Daniel attended the Nissan Leaf launch event in Sydney as guest of NissanFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Chris and Duncan travelled to Computex in Taipei, Taiwan as guests of Acer and Dell / Alienware.Find out more »
Chris travels to Songshan Lake, China to attend the Huawei Developer Conference as guest of Huawei.Find out more »
Chris travels to Berlin, Germany to cover IFA 2019 as guest of Huawei.Find out more »
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