Google introduced a new way to make its mapping service even more accurate in the US. Google Map Maker is a crowd-sourced tool where users can modify roads and structures using an approval system. If enough people agree that your correction is accurate, the changes will appear on Google Maps. In other news, T-Mobile is rolling out a service that will let you make voice calls to your Facebook friends through the social networking site. Using Facebook’s chat feature, the T-Mobile app called Bobsled will facilitate voice chat and messages internationally. T-Mobile plans to also release video chatting soon. And finally, a recent ComScore report reveals that Apple’s iOS has a user base of 37.9 million people. This is twice the reach of Google’s Android operating system, which has a user base of 23.8 million. Apple’s larger numbers are due to having 6% more mobile subscribers than Android-run phones.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 20, 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).