YouTube plans on revamping its site by introducing around 20 premium channels that would feature professionally produced content. With a reported budget of $100 million, YouTube hopes the changes will have users spending more time on the site. Each channel will feature weekly content consisting of five to ten hours of original programming. In other news, holding class online is becoming a popular method of teaching for many school curriculums. But, many critics argue that the sudden interest in technology is merely a cost-saving measure. The number of students taking online courses has risen 47% in the past two years. And finally, Microsoft is going to partner with Toyota to help create smart-grid technology for Toyota’s electric vehicles. The grids will provide detailed efficiency information to drivers and could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 75%. Microsoft said it has plans for continued investment in the automotive industry.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 7, 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).