A new study reveals that 30% of all U.S. Internet traffic during peak hours is consumed through Netflix. While only 25% of broadband users have Netflix, video streaming has eclipsed every other form of Internet use since last year. The percentage will only increase, as broadband connections get faster. In other news, Intel showed off some new technology behind phones and tablets at its annual investor meeting. The design being called “Medfield” will allow your devices to sync with each other over Wi-Fi and utilizes flash memory for data storage. Intel predicts users will see a twelve-fold improvement in graphic performance by 2015. And finally, amidst growing consumer concern, the FCC and FTC will hold a public education forum to explore location-based mobile services this June. Representatives from consumer advocacy groups, mobile-phone companies, and others will share information and inform the public about the benefits and risks of location tracking.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 18, 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).