Research in Motion will offer BlackBerry subscribers $100 in select apps to compensate for its service outage. Starting Wednesday, users can download a selection of free paid apps including Photo Editor Ultimate and DriveSafe.ly. More selections will be made available over a month’s time. In other news, Amazon will publish 122 books this fall in both physical and electronic formats. Amazon is looking to cut out publishers and agents, by directly signing authors to its program. Traditional publishers are rightfully outraged, as Amazon has the ability to pay for talent, distribute the books and ship them to your doorstep. And finally, the FCC is implementing rules that force wireless carriers to notify you before making unexpected charges to your bill. The new guidelines will require companies to send you notifications when you’re voice, data or texting limits are being reached.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 18, 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).