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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.

February 2015

MWC 2015

2 February 2015 - 5 February 2015
Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles 1, 64
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08908 Spain
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Dan attended MWC 2015 as a guest of HTC

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April 2015

Huawei P8 Launch

15 April 2015
London UK London, United Kingdom + Google Map

Daniel travelled to London, UK to attend Huawei P8 launch as guest of Huawei

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LG G4 launch in Singapore

28 April 2015

Chris and Rachel travelled to Singapore as guests of LG. Rachel paid for her own flight, and we paid to extend the trip by a couple of days.

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May 2015

Google IO 2015

28 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Dan attended Google IO 2015 self-funded, with a media pass provided by Google Australia

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September 2015

IFA 2015

2 September 2015 - 4 September 2015
Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22
Berlin, 14055 Germany
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Daniel and Jason travelled to Berlin, Germany to attend IFA as guests of Sony Mobile

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OPPO Factory Tour

6 September 2015
Shenzhen China Shenzhen, China + Google Map

Jason attended an OPPO factory tour in Shenzhen China on his return from IFA 2015.

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Google Nexus 5X / 6P Event

30 September 2015
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Chris travelled to San Francisco, USA for Huawei product announcements and to attend the Google Nexus launch event. Flights were self funded, accommodation and transfers provided by Huawei.

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January 2016

CES 2016

1 January 2016 - 7 January 2016

Jason attended CES 2016 as guest of Alcatel Australia

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February 2016

MWC 2016

22 February 2016 - 25 February 2016
Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles 1, 64
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08908 Spain
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Chris and Rachel travelled to Barcelona, Spain to attend MWC 2016 and later travelled to Amsterdam, Netherlands for media famils as guests of Huawei

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March 2016

Metricon Stadium Branding Launch

1 March 2016
Gold Coast, Queensland Queensland Australia + Google Map

Chris travelled to Queensland's Gold Coast for the launch of Metricon Smart Stadium as guest of Huawei

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OPPO R9 Launch

16 March 2016 - 17 March 2016
Melbourne, Australia Melbourne, Victoria Australia + Google Map

Daniel travelled to Melbourne to attend the Oppo R9 launch as guest of Oppo Australia

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May 2016

Huawei P9 Launch

6 May 2016 - 8 May 2016
Bali Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua, Bali Indonesia + Google Map

Chris travelled to Bali, Indonesia to attend Huawei South Pacific Conference as guest of Huawei

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Google IO 2016

18 May 2016 - 20 May 2016
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Daniel travelled to San Francisco, USA to attend Google I/O with partial sponsorship from ZTE

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June 2016

CES Asia 2017

1 June 2016

Daniel attended CES Asia on a scholarship from CTIA

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Lenovo Techworld 2016

10 June 2016
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Daniel travelled to San Francisco, USA to attend Lenovo Techworld as guest of Lenovo

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August 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Launch

15 August 2016
Sydney, Australia Sydney, New South Wales Australia + Google Map

Duncan travelled to Sydney, Australia to attend Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launch as guest of Samsung

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October 2016

Google Pixel Launch

1 October 2016 - 3 October 2016
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Duncan travelled to San Francisco, USA to attend Google's Pixel Launch event as guest of Google

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January 2017

CES 2017

1 January 2017 - 7 January 2017

Daniel attended CES 2017 on a scholarship from CTIA

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Qualcomm 5G Briefing

25 January 2017
Sydney, Australia Sydney, New South Wales Australia + Google Map

Duncan attended Qualcomm 5G briefing as guest of Qualcomm

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February 2017

MWC 2017

27 February 2017 - 2 March 2017
Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles 1, 64
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08908 Spain
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Duncan, Jason and Chris travelled to Barcelona, Spain to attend MWC 2017 with sponsorship from Alcatel, Huawei, Moto and Vodafone Australia.

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May 2017

Google IO 2017

17 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Daniel and Scott travelled to San Francisco, USA to attend Google IO, self funded.

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HTC U11 Briefing

22 May 2017
Taipei, Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan + Google Map

Jason attended HTC U11 Briefing in Taipei as guest of HTC

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Computex Taipei

30 May 2017 - 3 June 2017
Taipei, Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan + Google Map

Phil attended Computex Taipei as guest of Dell Australia

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August 2017

Huawei Factory Tour

15 August 2017
Shenzhen China Shenzhen, China + Google Map

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, CA United 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 Wales Australia + 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, 08908 Spain
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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
Beijing China Beijing, China + Google Map

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
Paris, France Paris, France + Google Map

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

8 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Shoreline West, CA United 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

6 September 2018 - 11 September 2018
Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22
Berlin, 14055 Germany
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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

18 September 2018
Sydney, Australia Sydney, New South Wales Australia + Google Map

Daniel attended the Oppo Find X launch event in Sydney

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October 2018

Nissan LEAF launch event

4 October 2018
Sydney, Australia Sydney, New South Wales Australia + 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, 08908 Spain
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Chris, Scott and Phil will attend MWC 2019 with sponsorship from Alcatel, Closer Comms, Oppo and 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.

Ausdroid has ad-hoc promotional agreements with:

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