A new report by IDC says that downloads of mobile apps will increase 60% a year, creating more than a $35 billion business by 2014. And, as you know, apps aren’t just for iPhones anymore. In other news, Google announced the launch of TeachParentsTech.org, a site dedicated to bridging the technological gap between parents and their children. Offering over 50 how-to videos that explain the nuances of changing over your screensaver to more complex problems like file sharing. Google will even a send snail mail support packages to the first 10,000 requests. If it’s too tough, just ask your kids for help. And finally, According to a recent study the average American spends about 13 hours per week using the Internet. Internet usage has increased 121% in the past 5 years, putting it on par with our television consumption. Not surprisingly, 190 million Americans are regular email users and as you know, about 90% of email is spam.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 14, 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).