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Home Office of Spectrum Management (OSM) NTIA’s Office of Spectrum Management (OSM) is dedicated to protecting the vital Federal government operations that use spectrum while also supporting the growth of commercial wireless broadband and technologies in America. Many federal agencies rely on the use of spectrum, a limited resource, to execute their core missions. There is also increasing demand for spectrum to meet the wireless broadband needs of consumers and businesses, paving the way for continued innovation and economic growth. OSM principally manages the Federal government’s use of the radio frequency spectrum, ensuring that the America’s domestic and international spectrum needs are satisfied. Another of OSM’s primary activities is implementing the Obama administration’s commitment to nearly double the amount of commercial spectrum. Associate Administrator: Karl Nebbia Deputy Associate Administrator, Spectrum Management and IRAC Chairman: Vacant Deputy Associate Administrator, Spectrum Planning and Policy: Vacant Contact

The Crown Prosecution Service Internet set to overtake TV as most complained-about ad medium | Media The internet is on the brink of overtaking television as the most complained-about advertising medium in the UK, with the ad regulator recording a surge of almost 300% in the number of consumers registering concerns over digital campaigns to more than 10,000 last year. The Advertising Standards Authority – the body responsible for investigating consumer complaints into advertising content – said that overall there was a 25% year-on-year increase in the total number of complaints about all UK advertising in 2011 to a record 31,458. However, the biggest area of growth in complaints was the internet, with a 282% surge in the number received about online advertising campaigns between 2010 and 2011, rising to 10,123. The number of internet ads consumers complained about also grew dramatically, by 300% year-on-year, to 9,295. As a result the number of advertising and marketing campaigns that had to be ditched or changed to comply with the advertising code more than doubled to 4,591.

ONS Home Output in the Construction Industry, November 2015 In November 2015, output in the construction industry was estimated to have decreased by 0.5% compared with October 2015. All new work was the largest contributor to the fall, decreasing by 0.7%, with repair and maintenance (R&M) falling 0.2%. Index of Production, November 2015 Production output increased by 0.9% in November 2015 compared with November 2014. ONS Beta website available The ONS have been developing a new website to replace the current version. UK Trade, November 2015 The UK’s deficit on seasonally adjusted trade in goods and services was £3.2 billion in November 2015. Quarterly National Accounts, Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2015 UK gross domestic product in volume terms was estimated to have increased by 0.4% in Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2015; revised from the previously published estimate of 0.5%. Balance of Payments, Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2015

Culture, Communication and Media Studies - Intertextuality in the soap opera Egoli: Culture and Consumption Intertextuality in the soap opera Egoli: Culture and Consumption. By Chantel Oosthuysen (1997) Place: University of Natal, Durban Product: Master’s Thesis Egoli is the only locally produced daily soap opera in South Africa. It is broadcast on the Electronic Media Network (M-Net) every weekday from 18h00 to 18h30. According to the All Media and Product Survey (AMPS) more than 1.3 million viewers watch Egoli every day (June 1996). Soap opera is often seen as providing mere entertainment from which the audience derives pleasure. As a result of its number of viewers, Egoli is in a powerful position in terms of incorporating context-specific events and utilising these to supply the audience with sufficient information. For Gramsci (1971) hegemony is a tool for understanding society in order to contest or change it. Egoli can serve as a cultural forum with the aim of making different cultural groups aware of each other’s customs, habits, attitudes and values (Pitout, 1996: 203-206).

Services: Telecommunications - Negotiating Group on Basic Telecommunications 24 April 1996 Definitions Users mean service consumers and service suppliers. Essential facilities mean facilities of a public telecommunications transport network or service that (a) are exclusively or predominantly provided by a single or limited number of suppliers; and (b) cannot feasibly be economically or technically substituted in order to provide a service. A major supplier is a supplier which has the ability to materially affect the terms of participation (having regard to price and supply) in the relevant market for basic telecommunications services as a result of: (a) control over essential facilities; or (b) use of its position in the market. 1. 1.1 Prevention of anti-competitive practices in telecommunications Appropriate measures shall be maintained for the purpose of preventing suppliers who, alone or together, are a major supplier from engaging in or continuing anti-competitive practices. 1.2 Safeguards The anti-competitive practices referred to above shall include in particular: 2. 3. 4. 5.

Defamation Act 2013 - What is serious harm? | Insight | Nabarro Yesterday the High Court handed down its first judgment addressing the question of what amounts to "serious harm" in the context of the Defamation Act 2013 (the "Act"). The Court has confirmed that the "serious harm" hurdle that must now be overcome is high. Summary Since 1 January 2014, a statement will not be defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the claimant. Where a claimant is a body that trades for profit, harm is not serious unless it has caused or is likely to cause serious financial loss. Yesterday's judgment involved a claim brought by a housing association and its chief executive regarding an allegedly defamatory statement published by a newspaper relating to the Benefits Street television programmes. For the first time the High Court considered the question of what amounts to "serious harm". The claimants were unable to adduce evidence that they had in fact suffered serious harm. Lessons from the case

Phones 4U ad rings up most complaints of 2011 | Media The Phones 4U ad attracted 659 complaints to the ASA A commercial for the mobile phone company Phones 4u featuring a ghost-like child was the most-complained about advertisement last year. The latest Advertising Standards Authority figures show a sharp increase in complaints in 2011, up 25% over the previous year to a record 31,458. The Phones 4u campaign, which took inspiration from horror films such as The Ring, prompted 659 complaints. In second place was a Littlewoods TV ad, which garnered 585 complaints for disclosing that Father Christmas does not bring presents. Phones 4u managed to get three campaigns in the ASA's top 10 most complained-about ads of 2011. The second, an Easter press campaign featuring a cartoon image of Jesus Christ winking and offering "miraculous deals" on a mobile phone, attracted nearly 100 complaints and was banned after being ruled likely to cause serious offence. Travel Palestine had the fifth most complained-about ad of the year.

PhD Log Consumer Acceptance and Use of Information Technolgoy Tittle: Consumer Acceptance and Use of Information Technology: Extending the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology Name: Viswanath Venkatesh James Y. Xin Xu Year: Content of study: Mobile Internet user, consumer Research Overview: The Unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) is applied to mobile internet consumers using survey with 1,512 users (Venkatesh, Thong & Xu 2012). Model: Methodology: Mobile internet user in Hong Kong. There are two stage, the first stage receives 4,127 respondents then four months later the second phase was collected. Finding: The results are confirmed that the hedonic motivation, price values and habit are influencing technology use. Related to my research: This study shows how to use UTAUT and proposes the UTAUT2. The use of mobile handheld devices such as cell phones, PDAs, and palm pilots has become pervasive in our life. Accessing the Web through a handheld device, called mobile 1. 2. 1.

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