Skype just made it a whole lot easier to video chat with friends and family. You can now sync Skype’s application with your Facebook account and initiate a video chat with any of your friends. The best part? Your friends can answer the call right from Facebook. In other news, Salvation Army volunteers are trading their red buckets for credit card machines. Bell ringers across the country will be armed with smartphones and a mobile credit card reader from the company Square. You might not have any spare change, but Salvation Army bets your carrying plastic. And finally, kids are no longer clamoring for the newest Barbie on Christmas, they want iPads. In a Nielsen survey, 44% of kids between the ages of 6 and 12 said the iPad was their most sought after gift. At $500, it may be wishful thinking.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 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).