Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire. He is one of Australia’s longest serving and most experienced IT journalists. He is author of the only definitive history of the Australian IT industry, ‘A Vision Splendid: The History of Australian Computing.’
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 weekly IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.
Respected research institute Pew Research says that half of all US adults now have a mobile connection to the web with major consequences for how news is consumed and delivered.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced major changes in the country’s mobile spectrum holding policies. They include the rules for introduction of an incentive auction for mobile usage of unused broadcast TV bandwidth, a policy announced earlier in the year,
It is not only Prime Minister Julia Gillard who has been making news in the Big Apple. Senator Stephen Conroy was also in town, taking about telecommunications and red underpants.