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NSD partners in bitter row over choice of satellite as Brussels deadline nears

DTH Scandinavia By David South Financial Times New Media Markets (London, UK), September 21, 1995 The controversial Nordic Satellite Distribution consortium is in danger of collapsing because of a row between two of its three big shareholders. The row, between Swedish programmer Kinnevik and Norwegian telephone company Telenor, threatens the chances of the consortium coming […]

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Brazilian Design For New Urban, Middle-Class World

Countries across the global South are experiencing rapid urbanization as people move to cities for better economic opportunities — and this massive social change is creating new business opportunities. Those who recognize how fundamentally people’s lifestyles are changing will be those who will benefit from this big shift in populations. Finding ways to live well […]

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Kommunikation total: Der siebte Kontinent

In 1998 Der Spiegel’s “Kommunikation total” issue profiled the global connectivity revolution underway and being accelerated by the Internet boom of the late 1990s. It chose my picture of a satellite dish and a ger in the Gobi Desert to symbolise this historic event. “Die Handy-Gesellschaft war erst der Anfang: Experten sehen in den Sphären […]

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Channel Regulation: Swedes Will Fight Children’s Advertising All The Way

By David South Financial Times New Media Markets (NMM) (London, UK), November 30, 1995 The Swedish government is set to clamp down on satellite channels which carry advertising aimed at children and will tell channels to drop such advertising or face legal action. The centre-left government’s threat of tough action follows Sweden’s winning extra powers […]