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Digital Bullets 2010 #9: User generated content. Is anyone genuinely monetising it?



User generated content. Is anyone genuinely monetising it? Now that user generated content has been part of the digital landscape for a few years, what is your view about it? Is anyone genuinely monetising it? Is it eroding or enhancing the value of traditional, professionally-created content? How has it re-positioned the market for ‘traditional’ digital media publishers?

Digital Bullets 2010 #8: Augmented reality - financially viable or a gimmicky technology driven fad?



Augmented reality - financially viable or a gimmicky technology driven fad? Augmented reality has been around for a while in geeky forms in both gaming and online, but it now appears to be one of the most exciting areas unfolding in mobile. As you know, it involves the overlay of additional information onto the naturally perceived physical world. Applications for smart phones are already available for tourism, shopping, restaurants, navigation and other uses. Do you think developments in augmented reality will lead to financially viable services that consumers will adopt or is it just a gimmicky technology driven fad that will run out of steam?

Digital Bullets 2010 #7: Who or what will change the dominance of Google?



Search - Who or what will change the dominance of Google? Without over-simplifying - the world of search, at least text-based search in the Western World, seems to be dominated by Google, with Yahoo and Bing respectively trailing well behind. Do you see any major developments that will change this pecking order in the next few years? Could developments outside text search, say in mobile search, in voice activated search, or in search for video content, have enough influence to change the dominance of Google?

Digital Bullets 2010 #6: Directories and Classifieds - What will be the major trends?



Directories and classifieds - What will be the major trends? What will the major trends in directories and classifieds businesses be in the next year or two? Which Australian businesses in this segment do you most admire? Which international business?

Digital Bullets 2010 #5: Set top boxes - how will this impact on the broadcast TV industry?



Set top boxes - how will this impact on the broadcast TV industry? Some commentators are predicting that set top boxes and smart TV’s will become the point at which users choose their visual media content possibly even their music. Do you think we will see a shift from PC screen to the television screen for household consumption of video delivered over IP, including movies, television and long form content? How will this impact on the broadcast TV industry in Australia? What will the ‘television’ landscape look like in five years time?

Digital Bullets 2010 #4 - What's your opinion on the growth of eCommerce and eBusiness in Australia?



What’s your opinion on the growth of eCommerce and eBusiness in Australia? eCommerce and eBusiness seems to really be beginning to find its feet in Australia - perhaps just a little bit behind the US and Europe. What are the most interesting developments you think we’ll see in B2C e-commerce in the next twelve months? Who is doing the most interesting things?

Digital Bullets 2010 #3 - What action should the Federal Government take to facilitate growth of the digital industry?



What action should the Federal Government take to facilitate growth of the digital industry? Apart from building the National Broadband Network, what is the single most useful thing the government could do to facilitate the growth and development of the whole digital sector or one particular segment of it in Australia? What initiative, position, action or investment would you like to see the Federal Government take?

Digital Bullets 2010 #2 - National Broadband Network - What are the main benefits to Australia?



What do you think the main benefits of the National Broadband Network will be to Australia? Will it make us more innovative, more productive, and better educated? Will it give Australia any genuine international competitive advantages?

Digital Bullets 2010 #1 - What content will be consumed on eReaders?





Welcome to the second series of Digital Bullets, a weekly broadcast that captures many points of view on issues and developments in our industry. Many thanks to Ben Shepherd, Claudia Sagripanti, David Burden, Dominique Hind, James Tuckerman, Joe Talcott, John Butterworth, Nic Cola, Paul Fisher, Peter Williams, Sandra Davey, Simon Baker, Simon Goodrich, Simon van Wyk, Stephen Johnson, Tim O'Neill, Warren Billington and Wendy Hogan!