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31-October-2012

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E-books: Developments and Policy Considerations

This report provides background on e-book markets and examines various policy issues. These include differing tax rates in countries between physical books and e-books, consumer lock-in to specific platforms, limitations on how users can read and share their purchased content, and a lack of transparency about how data on their reading habits is used.

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22-October-2012

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OECD Technology Foresight Forum 2012 - Harnessing data as a new source of growth: Big data analytics and policies

The 2012 Technology Foresight Forum will focus on the potential of big data analytics as a new source of growth, which could help generate significant economic and social benefits

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22-October-2012

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Internet traffic exchange: 2 billion users and it’s done on a handshake

Every day one exabyte of data is said to travel over the Internet – enough data to fill 300,000 of the world’s biggest hard disks or 212 million DVDs. And astonishingly, according to a new OECD report on Internet traffic exchange, most of the thousands of networks that exchange this traffic do so without a written contract or formal agreement.

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22-October-2012

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Internet Traffic Exchange: Market Developments and Policy Challenges (OECD Digital Economy Paper 207)

This report finds that the Internet has developed an efficient market for connectivity based on voluntary contractual agreements. Operating in a highly competitive environment, largely without regulation or central organisation, the Internet model of traffic exchange has produced low prices, promoted efficiency and innovation, and attracted the investment necessary to keep pace with demand.

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4-October-2012

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OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012

The Internet is now a fundamental infrastructure supporting the economy and is firmly in its 2nd stage of development, having evolved from a data network connecting PCs with wires to a much broader network of new portable devices from mobile phones to tablet computers. It is also on the cusp of a much larger expansion to objects that typically did not have communications capabilities: the “Internet of things” is projected to have

4-October-2012

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OECD Internet Economy Outlook

Supported by time series data, this publication begins with an overview of trends and highlights how the Internet sector has proven to be resilient during the recent economic crisis. It then examines the various drivers and impacts of Internet use and deployment, as well as emerging technologies, e-health, digital content, security and privacy, and reflects on a methodology for measuring the Internet economy.

24-September-2012

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Anticipating the Special Needs of the 21st Century Silver Economy

These workshops, held on 12-14 September 2012, aimed to analyze how OECD countries are fostering innovation of services for the elderly in sectors such as health and wellness, education, leisure, and urban development.

7-June-2012

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Final ICTNET Conference on the Economic Impact of ICT: Policy Drivers and Economic Evidence (OECD, Paris, 25-26 June 2012)

This conference aimed to provide policy-makers with evidence and tools to measure the economic impact of ICTs, assess the effectiveness of their current policies and feed into the ICT policy agenda for the years to come.

16-May-2012

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Proactive Policy Measures by Internet Service Providers against Botnets (OECD Digital Economy Paper 199)

This report analyses initiatives in a number of countries through which end-users are notified by ISPs when their computer is identified as being compromised by malicious software and encouraged to take action to mitigate the problem.

4-May-2012

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ICT Skills and Employment: New Competences and Jobs for a Greener and Smarter Economy (OECD Digital Economy Paper 198)

The emerging "green" economy is a "smarter" economy that has increased demand for ICT-skilled jobs not only in the ICT sector, but more rapidly across the wider non-ICT economy.

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