Verizon and American Express recently announced a joint venture that will bring mobile payment to Verizon wireless customers. Using AmEx’s Serve platform, users can send, deposit and spend money from their virtual bank account. The money can be used between users or at point-of-sale wherever American Express is accepted. In other news, Adobe is toeing the line between Flash and HTML5 as the standard for web animation with the preview release of its newest software. The software called Edge allows designers to create Flash-like websites with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get interface. Whether Flash or HTML5 wins out for the future of web-based animation, Adobe isn’t putting its eggs in one basket. And finally, researchers have created the world’s smallest battery, thinner than a strand of hair. The batteries could potentially power nanomachines—microscopic robots that can enter our bloodstream and work alongside cells. Science fiction is becoming a reality.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 2, 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).