The digital economy means people are no longer passive consumers.
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The digital economy is also an economy of people first, something governments of the future will need to adjust to.
Tallinn might be a medieval town, but it’s governed via 21st century means.
Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has leapt ahead in the adoption of digital technology. Australia could learn a lot from Estonia in terms of e-government.
An innovation culture eats policy and education for breakfast.
Australians shouldn't assume we can't have the strongest and fastest-moving digital economy in the world.
Ah, Twitter. So quick to bear arms in righteous indignation. But so quick, too, to forget. This week “the internet”, which term has usurped what used to be known as “public opinion”, is upset about some…
He’ll be manipulating your brain before too long.
It's been 60 years since first TV ad aired in the UK. What could the next 60 bring?
Malcolm Turnbull has already worked hard on the NBN as Communications Minister, but who will he appoint as his replacement?
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Malcolm Turnbull's choice of Communications Minister will be a strong indication of his commitment to strengthening Australia's digital economy.
Best use of time?
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A new report from the OECD says pupils in countries that invest a lot in technology in the classroom, don't perform better in tests.
Burning Man: inspiration for the first Google doodle.
Focusing on the extravagances of a select few overlooks a broader affinity between the madness of Burning Man and the West Coast’s technocracy.
Not enough legislation.
Most African countries lack legislation to protect people from online crime and abuse.
Many young workers exhaust themselves doing on-demand jobs for very little money.
Digital technology makes it easy for people to join the so-called "gig" economy and compete for work. But what employment rights does this online workforce really have, if any?
Hollywood is in the process of developing a feature length Emoji movie. So what might the plot look like?
And the birthday presents have arrived.
The company is hardly the evil megalomaniac that many have depicted: it's actually been very good for the book industry.
Can we do this in every lesson?
For the first time, teachers have voted for the best ebooks to use in school.
Coming to a lecture theatre near you.
Fifty Shades of Grey and fan fic like it has reached the Ivy League.
Monika Bravo, detail of the installation
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Latin America might have found itself on the dark side of the "digital divide" over the last 20 years or so, but this hasn’t impeded the development of digital arts there.
We will soon be paying more for next day delivery of letters.
Unless Australia Post is freed to operate on an even playing field with its major parcel competitors, Australians can expect to see higher postage prices and more job cuts.
Actor Taylor Kinney leaving the much loved City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco.
Using web data it's possible to work out which bookstores are the world's 'most loved'.
Shake it off.
New studies show that unethical reputations actually don't concern consumers of streaming services.
The smartphone is rising as a reading device. What happens to the stories they're telling?
Under an uncomfortable spotlight.
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The Chinese search engine Baidu was found to have cheated in a computer science competition.