According to recent research data, Netflix is delivering 61% of all digital video being streamed online. Competitors like Amazon are falling behind due to Netflix’s strategy of saturating the set-top box market. Netflix’s large collection of movies and stranglehold on the market will make it tough to topple its lead. In other news, HarperCollins Publishers will now restrict how many times a library can rent out an eBook. Public libraries have been receiving an overwhelming amount of demand for eBooks and the new rules would cost them much more. The eBooks only last 26 rentals before it needs to be rebought. And finally, Chicago is the first city to let citizens send photos and videos to 911 via cellphones. So far, most pictures being sent in are showing damage from a crime scene or accident. But, if snapping a photo puts you in harms way, stick to the phone call.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 16, 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).