Amazon recently launched a competitor to the Mac App Store and now offers downloads of Mac-specific software. Amazon has slightly lower prices on programs and even offers Microsoft Office, while the Mac App Store does not. The store currently offers around 250 titles. In other news, Chinese prisoners are being forced to play videogames for 12-hour shifts to make money off in-game goods. A lucrative industry has formed around people purchasing in-game items like gold for actual money, and labor camps are profiting off of it. Games like World of Warcraft have millions of gamers fueling this underground economy. And finally, the quest for clean energy is being threatened by a terribly low global recycling rate. According to a study backed by the U.N., less than a third of metals have a recycling rate over 50%. The majority of materials we are using to produce green technology are being wasted.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 27, 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).