Popular TV manufacturer Vizio is extending its product line to include an Android powered smart phone and a tablet. The Via Phone will have dual cameras that shoot video and a 4-inch screen, while the Via Tablet will be an 8-inch WiFi only device with a camera for video chatting. Expect both untis this summer. In other news, Wikipedia, the wildly popular, crowd sourced, knowledge base raised $16 million in its most recent pledge drive. Over 500,000 people contributed making the average donation about $22 per person. The money will go to fund Wiki’s various infrastructure costs, staffing and general expenses. And finally, a Citibank report projects that the Apple App Store will generate over $2B in revenue in 2011. The same report estimates that the total app market will grow to $27 billion by 2013. The big driver is smart phone sales, which are projected to enjoy remarkable growth over the next few years.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 3, 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).