Sony’s PlayStation Network outage could cost the companies millions to restore customer satisfaction. The company announced its service would come back online this week and is offering freebies to make up for the down time. Users will receive 30 free days of PlayStation Network Plus as well as free downloadable content. In other news, Apple and Google are set to testify at a Congressional hearing about location-based tracking concerns. Senator Al Franken who chairs the Senate privacy panel called for the hearing, stating that federal law has not kept up with technology. The hearing could be the first step in a series of privacy investigations. And finally, video rental kiosk Redbox will begin offering videogame rentals starting in June. The company has done fairly well against Netflix for physical DVD rentals and hopes that games will increase its value. For $2 a day, will you be renting videogames from Redbox?
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 2, 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).