The ACMA has a new twitter account focusing on research. Resident research expert Joseph Di Gregorio will be using the new @joeacma account to tweet communications research.
With the 2010–11 Communications report series to be published in the coming weeks, @joeacma will feature facts, figures and links to more information on the ACMA’s research.
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Google recently rolled out Google Wallet using a near-field communication (NFC) chip on its 4G smartphones. NFC is a technology that allows the transmission of data over short distances. Google Wallet is compatible with PayPass merchants so you can tap or wave your phone to make your payment anywhere PayPass is accepted. Yet to launch [...]Continue Reading →
Ever looked at a person’s desk or stolen a glimpse at the contents of their fridge to learn more about their likes, their interests and if they’re a fellow foodie? Personally, I’ve always been fascinated by the contents of a person’s bookshelf.
So, what does your online persona say about you in the world of [...]Continue Reading →
Lots of discussion today about newspaper ownership after Minister Stephen Conroy announced a media inquiry. The ACMA’s Media Control Database, which contains the Associated Newspaper Register, will tell you who controls the newspapers regulated by the ACMA. (Please keep in mind this only covers ‘associated’ ‘newspapers’ as laid down in the Broadcasting Services [...]Continue Reading →
A current topic we have noticed within the ACMA Twitter stream is the controversy over Google+ insisting on users giving their ‘real names’, which a lot of people are pretty unhappy about. One reason for this is that they believe it obstructs anonymous activism. (That, and as Ben Grubb pointed out, if you have [...]Continue Reading →
ßetaWorksTM is an open invitation to the Australian community to assist the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) with identifying, prioritising and developing concepts for the ABS website. It is a ‘sandpit’ environment that enables new web design concepts and enhancements to be showcased to the community.
Providing opportunities for comment on and input to [...]Continue Reading →
Two of the ACMA’s most important pieces of recent work have been attracting considerable media attention. Last week we released Broken Concepts: The Australian communications legislative landscape, which highlights the challenges of regulating in a converging media and communications environment. Check out the analysis of The Drum’s Chris Berg, who describes the report [...]Continue Reading →
New research shows 82 per cent of Australian households have converted to digital TV. Figures released by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, also show that Darwin has the highest conversion rate of 89 per cent, followed by Tasmania, Adelaide and northern NSW. People are also switching to digital [...]Continue Reading →
At the ACMA we follow the media and communications world closely and often see articles, blog posts, interviews and videos we think worth passing on. Last week you could not have gone past the resignation of Steve Jobs as Apple CEO. Among the many tributes and analysis of what it means, we particularly liked this from [...]Continue Reading →
Over 50 per cent of people contact their telco five times or more without their complaint being resolved, according to a survey by the telecommunications ombudsman of 500 consumers who complained about their provider. The study also found that 60 per cent of consumers spend more than three hours trying to fix their problem, while for [...]Continue Reading →