Netflix struck a multiyear dear with the DreamWorks Animation studio, bringing animated movies like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda to the streaming service. The deal won’t completely make up for Netflix’s loss of Disney and to make matters worse, the new content won’t be available until 2013. In other news, Google is working with the Israel Antiquities Authority to put the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls online. Five of the most important scrolls are now available and have been translated to English. Nearly all the scrolls should be available by 2016. And finally, news of Amazon’s keeps surfacing as the company is expected to make its big announcement this Wednesday. New information confirms a 7” backlit touch screen and a look similar to BlackBerry’s PlayBook. Amazon has named it the Kindle Fire, to differentiate it from its other e-readers.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 27, 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).