The Obama administration is granting the U.S. Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID program. You won’t be receiving national ID cards linking you to an online identity, but the program hopes to eliminate the need to memorize a dozen passwords. Who should be responsible for our cyber identity? In other news, Verizon will be offering $30 a month unlimited data plans to new subscribers purchasing an iPhone 4. Large investments into wireless networks make Verizon confident it can withstand the data consumption. With analysts predicting 12 million iPhone sales in the first year, will Verizon’s unlimited plan last longer than AT&T’s? And finally, Apple had one million downloads from its Mac App Store on its first day of business. The store features over a thousand applications and some developers are amazed by its rapid success, noting twice as many users signing up for their program through the store. Despite piracy concerns, the App Store’s window-shopping mentality is already paying dividends.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 10, 2011
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).