Sony is slowly restarting the PlayStation Network and aims to have the entire network up by the end of the month. All users must download a security patch and choose a new password. Sony is taking the security breach seriously and offering customers up to $1 million in identity theft insurance. In other news, Amazon released a cheaper ad-supported version of the Kindle over a month ago and it’s already the site’s bestseller. At $114 the “special offers” Kindle provides valuable coupons for downloadable content. The sales suggest that customers are willing to deal with relevant ads for a slight discount. And finally, have you ever downloaded a song with the program LimeWire? The peer-to-peer file-sharing service was forced to settle a lawsuit, owing $105 million to record companies. LimeWire is still running and reminds customers not to upload or download copyrighted material. That should stop it.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 16, 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).