Netflix wants out of the DVD-by-mail business so now, it is offering a web-only streaming plan for $7.99 a month, and they have raised the price of their traditional DVD-by-mail plan. The end of an era is near. In other news, Amazon has released a new iPhone app that to help shoppers find the best prices on products in both online and offline stores this holiday season. There are lots of ways to check the prices: snap a picture of the barcode, type in the product name , or speak the name of the product. Once you find the best price, you can go ahead and make your purchase, even if it’s not on Amazon. Nice. And finally, a new study in the Netherlands suggests that Wi-Fi radiation is harmful to trees. Over 70 percent of urban trees in the Netherlands showed damage, compared to 10 percent just five years before. Does WiFi radiation affect people? Not so far.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 23, 2010
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).