Bronwyn Howell is a Visiting Fellow with AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy. Howell is a faculty member at the School of Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is a board member and secretary to the board of the International Telecommunications Society. In recent years she has focused on competition and regulatory policy, and the evolution of industry interaction in the telecommunications and information communications technology markets.
21st biennial conference of the International Telecommunications Society by keynote speaker Professor Martin Fransman of Edinburgh University. Using data from a wide range of publicly-listed IT firms – including Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and Cisco – Professor Fransman showed that Apple’s research and development spend as a proportion of revenue was among the lowest of the group.
first country to experiment with communications markets ruled solely by competition law. More recently, it has attracted attention for its experiment with extensive government subsidies for a nationwide fiber-to-the-home network. Last week signaled that New Zealand communications markets may become the center of international attention again, this time for the position taken by its version of the FTC to the proposed merger between content provider Sky Television and communications giant Vodafone. The proposed merger is monumental.
signaled its intention to make significant changes to the appearance of ads on Google Maps. According to a spokesman, the company is currently “developing and experimenting with a variety of ad formats on [Google] Maps that make it easier for users to find businesses as they navigate the world around them. For example, Maps users may start to see promoted pins for nearby coffee shops, gas stations or lunch spots along their driving route.”