Netflix has quickly reversed course on its plan to split its streaming and DVD-by-mail services. Despite confusing customers by flip-flopping on the company’s course of action, the decision will be beneficial for subscribers. If you still rent DVDs and stream movies, you can manage it all from Netflix.com. In other news, social scientists are trying to use the massive amount of data created online to predict the future. The government funded “data eye in the sky” will analyze publicly accessible data like Internet traffic and Wikipedia changes to predict patterns of human activity. And finally, after months of rumors, Facebook has officially launched a native app for the iPad. The app adds better photo browsing, chatting with friends and a more interactive news feed. Perhaps the coolest feature is the ability to play Facebook games in full-screen mode.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 11, 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).