Facebook has formed a political action committee in order to make contributions during upcoming elections. The company already has four registered lobbyists in its DC office and is funneling more many than ever into legislative debates. Facebook has already spent over half a million dollars this year lobbying the government. In other news, Microsoft launched the newest release of its mobile operating system called Mango. The upgrade includes over 500 updates including Office applications, and further Skype and Xbox Live integration. If you have a Windows Phone, check Microsoft’s website to find out when your device can be upgraded. And finally, at the Broadband World Forum, Google pressed its initiative to bring free gigabit speed Internet connectivity to the United States. Google is proliferating hi-speed Internet mainly as a way to test its projects that can’t perform on readily available broadband.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 28, 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).