Microsoft announced that its Xbox 360 accessory, the Kinect, has sold 10 million units. The motion-sensing controller set the Guinness World Record for consumer electronics sales in a 60-day period, surpassing Apple’s products. 8 million of the 10 million Kinect’s sold were purchased during last year’s holiday season. In other news, a recent report states that the tablet PC market could be reaching a bubble risk. Manufacturers are overproducing to try and lower the products’ cost, but suffer low demand. Apple is able to dominate the market by lowering its cost through long-term mass-quantity purchases of hardware. And finally, a new website called Fandor.com just launched and hopes to be the Netflix of independent movies. For $10 a month you can view its library of nearly 2,500 films that are hand curated based on critical acclaim. If you’re film is selected, they will even share the profits.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 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).