There are already over 600 million mobile broadband users, but that number is expected to double by the end of this year. With over 5 billion people estimated to be using the networks by 2016, its capacity would need to increase 25 times to accommodate the connections. In other news, a recent survey revealed that the more friends you have on Facebook, the more likely the site will stress you out. 12% of the respondents averaged 117 friends and said that Facebook made them stressed out. The remaining 88% had roughly 75 friends and were stress free. And finally, Google is undercutting Apple’s subscription platform by offering the One Pass billing system that will offer publishers 90% of the sales. Apple’s App store takes 30% from publishers, which has caused many to shy away from the service. Google One Pass will be available soon and utilizes Google Checkout for payments.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 17, 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).