The Federal Communications Commission in the US will regulate Internet services like public utilities, according to reports, effectively ending the net neutrality debate in favour of the White Hats and scuppering the threat of a two-speed Internet. For now, at least, the Black Hats will have to find other babies

One Direction took first and second places in this week’s Retweet report as Australia’s Tweeniverse collided with its Twitterverse. In fact 1D took the majority of the top spots in the report. But buried beneath the flotsam and jetsam a darker and more serious issue surfaced this week. Each week, KINSHIP

Each week the KINSHIP digital/Which-50 analyst Chatter Report identfies the most influential social shares in the world originating from research and analysis outfits like Gartner, Forrester, Constellation, L2 and others, along with management consulting companies like McKinsey & Company and Bain. It was a busy week for the number crunchers, with

“Digital disruption is not only a possibility for your company’s future but the onlypossibility,” wrote James McQuivey. The question you need to ask yourself is this; “Is your business built to survive in today’s digital market place?” Consider these findings from a major study by Forrester Research called The Future of Business is Digital; In 17

Well that was quick. It’s less than eight years since Apple launched the iPhone and ushered in the smartphone era (sorry Blackberry). Now, according to Global Web Index, more than 80 per cent of 17 to 31 year olds around the world own a smartphone. Of course it’s not really

One of the more curious realities we live with is the ritual of analysis. Politics, sports, arts and even cooking are subject to the most remarkable punditry. People make comments and forecasts with a certainty that completely belies the reality. Happily, no-one takes any notice in retrospect. One of my

Happy Birthday Australia — you dominated the local Twittersphere, with Australia Day pushing aside the boy bands, however briefly. And while it may be thoroughly reductive, Twitter’s Australia Day best wishes for the celebration was one of the top tweets for the week. Notable, successful and recently departed Australian author

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has played a big hand today, spinning out all of the company’s $US40 billion worth of shares in Alibaba into a new independent company called Spinco. “The stock of the new company will be distributed pro rata to Yahoo shareholders, resulting in SpinCo becoming a separate

Bedrock digital technologies such as analytics, mobility and the Internet of Things are ranked as the greatest drivers of disruption for the automotive industry according to a major new report by IBM, its first major study into the sector for seven years. An reinforcing the primacy of the customer in

The most influential and regular voices in the digital transformation debate dominated this week’s Chatter Report with contributions from R Ray Wang, MIT Sloan, Forbes, Tim Hughes, KPMG and Gartner all proving to be important kick starters to the conversations this week. But it was actually a post about a