Facebook officially launched its own daily coupon program. The service, called Facebook Deals, is currently available in five U.S. cities and the offers are being geared towards group activities. By harnessing its preexisting user base and payment system, Facebook hopes friends’ interactions will make the product thrive. In other news, Sony is finally stepping into the tablet market, recently unveiling two Android 3.0 tablets. The model codenamed S1 has a 9.4-inch screen with front and rear cameras and the S2 version has two 5.5-inch displays that fold into a clamshell. The tablets will be available worldwide in the fall. And finally, the search for extraterrestrial life is over due to a lack of funding. For the past 4 years the group SETI had over 40 radio dishes scanning space for possible alien communication. In the meantime, SETI hopes to use its tech to help the U.S. Air Force.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 27, 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).