Internet connections in Libya are slowly being restored after nearly six months of suppression by Muammar Gaddafi’s crumbling government. Online activity increased as much as 500%, with citizens posting breaking updates of the revolution. It’s still unknown who exactly is controlling the nation’s service. In other news, Ford and Toyota recently announced that the two automakers would work together to make better hybrid trucks and SUVs. The companies are building a hybrid drivetrain that will help full-sized vehicles reach the new fuel economy standards of 54.5 miles-per-gallon by 2025. And finally, Miramax recently launched a Facebook app that lets you rent the studio’s films through the social network. Rentals cost $3 and can be watched over a 48-hour period on the computer, iPad or Google TV. The first offering of 20 movies includes the popular titles Chicago and Pulp Fiction.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 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).