Google claims that the Chinese government is interfering with Gmail’s service within the country. The block implicates Google’s servers and is set up to look like the problem comes from Gmail itself. Chinese authorities have been attacking Google since it refused to censor its search engine. In other news, Bill Gates is venturing into education reform, donating $290 million to select school districts. The money will be used to oversee a new personnel system that would reward teachers based on their performance. Gates said that improvements would require working closely with teacher unions and making more targeted investments. And finally, a recent report revealed that the earthquake in Japan put a halt to nearly 25% of the world’s semiconductor wafer production. This material is responsible for making flash memory and DRAM that you can find in any personal computer. The overall impact shouldn’t be enough to drastically hinder future production.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 22, 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).