Everything you do on your smartphone is tracked, saved and compiled by your wireless carrier. The four major U.S. carriers are taking this data and selling it on an anonymous basis to third party companies, usually advertisers. Wireless carriers aren’t the only companies making people a very profitable product. In other news, Google is launching a brand new design and new features for Gmail. New features include creating advanced search filters and an easier way to keep track of who replied during a conversation with multiple respondents. You can switch to the new design in the coming days. And finally, Samsung announced that its device lineup in 2012 takes advantage of flexible screens that lets users bend and twist the device. Flexible mobile phones will roll out first, with tablets and larger devices utilizing the technology in the future.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 2, 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).