Verizon’s CEO said that iPhone 4 sales are the best in history, selling more phones during its launch than any other. More than 60% of the purchases were made online, which explains why in-store sales looked poor. While no final numbers were given, analysts predict 500,000 sales during the first pre-sale alone. In other news, a recent survey reveals that mobile gadget users are ruder than ever. 75% of those surveyed believe that behavior has gotten worse since 2009. Over 90% said that they witness multiple infractions a day, like texting while driving and talking loudly in public. And finally, Google has recently taken extra measures to lower the ranks of websites that attempt to game the system. By adjusting its algorithm to weed out low-quality sites, Google hopes to fight link farms with spam content. With Internet content growing exponentially, Google hopes its efforts will increase search relevancy.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 28, 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).