China is working on installing a network of up to 500,000 surveillance cameras within the country. Officials claim that they will be used to prevent crime, but activists are worried that they will only contribute to political unrest. Western companies like Cisco Systems have agreed to help deploy the project. In other news, South Korea plans on digitizing educational materials for its entire primary school curriculum by 2015. Tablet PCs will be used instead of textbooks, with the government spending $2.4 billion on completing the mandate. Samsung is expected to manufacture the tablets. And finally, Verizon has confirmed that it will switch to tiered data pricing starting July 7th. Two gigabytes of data will now run you $30 a month, with another two gigabytes for mobile hotspot use at an additional $20. If you already pay for mobile hotspot use, you will be charged $30 per month for unlimited use.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 6, 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).