A survey by the American Red Cross reveals that people are turning to social media for disaster response. Victims are using social media to report disasters, communicate with loved ones and ask for help. 39% of online users expect first-responders to arrive in under an our of posting for help online. In other news, General Motors has teamed up with the electronics manufacturer LG to co-develop electric vehicles. LG isn’t a stranger to the automotive world, as it already develops batteries and inverters for electric vehicles. Auto companies are hoping co-development will help bring cheaper electric cars to the market more quickly. And finally, according to Bloomberg, BlackBerrys being launched in early 2012 will have the capability to run Android applications. RIM is desperately trying to regain sales and the addition of over 250,000 apps might help save fleeing consumers.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 26, 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).