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  • 19-December-2012

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    The Development and Diffusion of Digital Content

    Viewers are watching a growing share of video via Internet-based distribution systems. New digital content distribution services are having appreciable impacts on established media industries and network service providers in many OECD countries. This paper argues that convergence should be taken as the rule, rather than the exception. Careful application of best practices can address most policy concerns.

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  • 29-November-2012

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    Cybersecurity: Managing risks for greater opportunities

    While the nature of cyber attacks continues to include criminal activities motivated by financial gain, the main emerging threats are large-scale denial of service attacks, information leaks, targeted cyber espionage, and the disruption of critical infrastructures.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 19-October-2012

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    OECD launches online portal to boost product safety

    The OECD has launched an online portal to give consumers, businesses and governments quick and easy access to the latest information on products recalled from the market in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

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  • 10-October-2012

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    Fixed and Mobile Networks: Substitution, Complementarity and Convergence (OECD Digital Economy Paper 206)

    Mobile providers have garnered a very large share of traditional services, such as telephony, over the past decade. Nevertheless, mobile networks are dependent on fixed networks and could not efficiently meet the rapidly expanding demand of users without the contributions made by fixed broadband networks.

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  • 4-October-2012

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    IT sector booms during downturn, says OECD

    Internet firms continue to drive growth and job creation in the IT industry, with fast-rising demand for mobile services helping to boost revenue and investment in research and development, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-September-2012

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    Methodology for Constructing Wireless Broadband Price Baskets (OECD Digital Economy Paper 205)

    The OECD has adopted a new basket methodology for benchmarking wireless broadband prices. It adds to the existing baskets for voice, leased lines and fixed broadband services and reflects the increasing importance of wireless broadband for laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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  • 17-August-2012

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    Report on Consumer Protection in Online and Mobile Payments

    An examination of payments issues is taking place in the context of the review of the OECD’s 1999 guidelines on e-commerce. This report looks at what might need to be amplified or revised to enhance consumer trust and adoption of new and emerging online and mobile payment mechanisms. It reflects contributions made by national delegations, business and civil society.

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