Netflix finalized a deal that will allow them to offer streaming content licensed by CBS. Hundreds of millions of dollars bought Netflix the right to stream a large portion of CBS’s older content, like the Twilight Zone and Star Trek series. Netflix now has serves content from all four broadcast networks. In other news, Google is providing $2.7 million in grants for digital journalism initiatives. The fund will foster breakthrough ideas that Google hopes will revolutionize digital news access worldwide. The International Press Institute is overseeing the initiative and is accepting proposals until June 1st. And finally, Vietnam is enforcing a curfew that restricts people from playing online video games between 10PM and 8AM. The country is having problems with video game addiction and is asking ISPs to block game access starting March 3rd. Does a government have the right to decide what is in the people’s best interest?
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 24, 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).