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Countries foolish to impose international calling fees, says OECD

Charges imposed on calls from foreign lands don't increase countries' revenue, the research organization concludes. Instead, the fees cut revenue and penalize poorer people.

By June 13, 2014

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OECD: Cyberwar risk is exaggerated

Report from the economic development agency says the risk of a catastrophic attack on critical national systems isn't as great as the "many scare stories" would suggest.

By January 17, 2011

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Fast fiber-optic broadband spreads across developed world

Double-digit growth means high-speed fiber links are becoming more common in Europe and America. Copper lines keep getting faster, though, and some network operators aren't eager to pay for upgrades.

By January 11, 2014

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Watch out, tech firms: Governments plan to curb tax-skirting

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has a 15-point plan designed to stop corporations from moving profits overseas and thus saving billions of dollars from being taxed.

By July 19, 2013

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Americans can't count, and not so good at tech -- report

According to a report by the OECD, America comes only above Italy and Spain in math ability. We're below average at technological problem-solving. Is this surprising?

By October 9, 2013

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South Korea hits 100% mark in wireless broadband

It's marginally ahead of Sweden, which the OECD says has 98 wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.

By July 23, 2012

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Will Telstra change its global roaming charges?

Both Vodafone and Optus have changed the way they charge for global roaming, so can Telstra be far behind?

By August 22, 2013

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Telecom monopoly overcharging Mexicans billions

A new report shows that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is running a telecom monopoly that is costing the Mexican economy billions every year.

By January 31, 2012

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'Bridge of Life' projects messages to prevent suicides

A bridge in South Korea where many people have taken their lives has been revamped with inspirational messages of hope that light up as people walk by.

By June 25, 2013