A new ruling by the FCC requires wireless providers to negotiate roaming deals with competitors. This means that when you leave your carrier’s network, you would still receive data service using a competitor’s infrastructure. The FCC believes this will help create more competition and provide a better overall service. In other news, General Electric announced plans to build the largest solar panel plant in the United States. The location of the plant is currently unknown, but it will produce enough solar panels to generate 100 megawatts of electric power for customers. GE’s goal is to become a leader in inexpensive, but powerful solar technology. And finally, do you miss playing all the old school Atari games? Atari released an app for the iPhone that will let you play 100 of its classic games. You get to play Pong for free and $14.99 will buy you the other 99 games.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 8, 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).