A new report by the research firm IDC states the Apple has become the top smartphone maker worldwide in the second quarter. Apple overtook Nokia and shipped 20.3 million iPhones in the second quarter alone. Despite Google’s Android having more market reach, Apple is manufacturing iPhones at an unstoppable clip. In other news, the White House recently named former Microsoft executive, Steven VanRoekel, as its new Chief of Information Technology. The government’s IT is years behind the private sector despite spending more than any individual company. Hopefully VanRoekel can advance the work of his predecessor and move the government into the 21st century. And finally, a recent study by the Visa-owned PlaySpan reveals that more gamers are spending real money on virtual items. 57% of the gamers surveyed purchase at least one item a month. And what virtual item is being purchased the most with real currency? Virtual currency.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 5, 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).