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Move fast and break things: how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy by Jonathan Taplin

Overview: A stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors and filmmakers in the digital age. Move Fast and Break Things is the riveting account of a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs who in the 1990s began to …
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Measuring the Information Society 2016

The 2016 edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report was launched last week during the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) 2016, in Gaborone, Botswana. The Measuring the Information Society Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index …
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Measuring the Information Society 2015

The 2015 edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report was launched on 30 November, 2015, on the first day of the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) 2015, in Hiroshima, Japan. Parallel launch events took place in Addis Ababa, Brasilia, Cairo, Geneva and Moscow. The Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key …
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Measuring the Information Society 2014

The Measuring the Information Society Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). The IDI captures the level of ICT developments in 166 economies worldwide and compares progress made during the last year. The Measuring the Information …
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Measuring the Information Society 2013

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has just published the 5th edition of the “Measuring Information Society” report. The MIS report, which has been published annually since 2009, features two benchmarking tools to measure the information society: the ICT Development Index (IDI) and the ICT Price Basket (IPB). The 2012 IDI captures the level of ICT …
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Measuring the Information Society 2012

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has just published the 2012 edition of the “Measuring Information Society” report. For the fourth consecutive year, this report presents two authoritative benchmarking tools to monitor information society developments worldwide. The ICT Development Index (IDI) ranks 155 countries’ performance with regard to information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and uptake. …
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Spain Leading The Way on Mobile Internet Access

The Spanish, together with the Swedes, are the Europeans who most connect to the internet from their mobiles. In fact, as much as 16 percent of the country’s internauts surf the net from their mobile phone while the European average stands at only 7 percent, according to the findings of the eEspaña 2010 report published …
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Measuring the Information Society 2010

The International Telecommunication Union has launched the latest edition of its report, “Measuring the Information Society.” The ITU uses two benchmarking tools to measure the Information Society, the ICT Development Index (IDI) and the ICT Price Basket. The IDI tracks the level of advancement of ICTs in 159 countries worldwide and compares the progress made …
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Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Ly. ISBN: 9781422125007

Synopsis Corporate executives are struggling with a new trend: people using online social technologies (blogs, social networking sites, YouTube, podcasts) to discuss products and companies, write their own news, and strike their own deals. This groundswell is global, it’s unstoppable, it affects every industry, and it’s utterly foreign to the powerful companies running things now. …
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