Google has hired networking expert, Milo Medin, as vice president of access services. The move comes with a push for the completion of Google’s own high-speed fiber network that will be ready for trial in select communities early next year. Boasting Internet speeds up to 100 times faster than current fiber networks, Medin can help make this fantasy a reality. In other news, Twitter just received another round of financing, totaling $200 million, bringing their value to $3.9 billion. While not currently monetized, Twitter’s valuation is directly related to its value as a social graph, representing moods and trends of 8% of total Internet traffic. And Finally, there are rumors that YouTube plans to acquire the production company Next New Networks, who is responsible for some of YouTube’s most watched videos. They have brought us cinematic masterpieces like “Hide Your Wife, Hide Your Kids,” yep, Fred Siebert is a genius!
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 16, 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).