Amazon recently announced that it would begin offering e-textbook rentals for the Kindle. Students can rent the e-textbooks from 30 to 360 days and save up to 80% on specific titles. The e-textbooks can be viewed on the Kindle and any device that lets you download the Kindle app. In other news, Time Warner recently launched live broadcasts of CNN and its affiliate channel HLN online and on iOS devices. If you’re a cable television subscriber to Comcast, Dish Network or Verizon, you can login to watch CNN’s simulcast. Time Warner is continuing to work with other cable providers to make the offering more widespread. And finally, according to a report by BoyGeniusReport, Apple will be offering a lower priced iPhone later this year. Apple’s low-cost phone will most likely be a contract-free $350 iPhone 3GS. The new pricing would finally give Apple low, mid and high-priced smartphones.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 19, 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).