Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire and editor of sister publication CommsWire. He is also founder and Research Director of Connection Research, a market research and analysis firm specialising in the convergence of sustainable, digital and environmental technologies. He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.
A new analyst group has entered the Australian mobile phone research market. The firm’s first lot of data shows a sharp rise in usage of mobile virtual network operators MVNOs).
BitTorrent site and notorious piracy advocate and facilitator The Pirate Bay has launched a mobile version of its site. The site keeps expanding, in the face of anti-piracy efforts.
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