A new survey claims that sites like Facebook and Twitter are drastically hurting work productivity. The report finds that 53% of employees waste at least an hour a day sending emails, answering texts and sending tweets. The average yearly cost of the lost productivity is $10, 375 per employee. In other news, Apple has had a hard time catching up to PC sales in the enterprise market, but a new report shows a surge in Mac sales. Shipments to very large business increased nearly 95% and sales to the government grew over 155%. It’s no longer a surprise to see a Mac in your workplace. And finally, new research at the University of Chicago finds that Google search trends are good indicators for tracking infectious disease. Search volume for the terms MRSA and staph from 2004-2008 follow nearly identical patterns to the rate of infection.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 23, 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).