BlackBerry users around the world have been left with sporadic Internet service due to equipment failures. The outage recently spread to the United States, limiting email, BlackBerry Messenger and web browsing abilities. If Research In Motion can’t fix this as soon as possible, it will have a hard time stopping customers from fleeing. In other news, for the first time ever the United States has more wireless subscribers than actual people. With over 327 million subscribed cellular customers, network data traffic has doubled since last year. In six months, 1.15 trillion wireless minutes were consumed. That’s a lot of talking. And finally, eBay and Facebook announced a partnership to create socialized e-commerce applications. The deal is mutually beneficial, as EBay is interested in personalizing your shopping experience, while Facebook has been eyeing ways to get into the e-commerce business.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 13, 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).