Advertisements will make their way between your friends’ updates on Facebook, and there’s no way to opt-out of it. The constant news ticker on the right side of your page will now feature sponsored stories. Facebook hopes that putting ads alongside organic content will increase user engagement. In other news, there are thousands of mobile games available on phones and tablets, but no way to judge their age-appropriateness. The ESRB, which rates videogames, is teaming up with the wireless industry trade association to provide mobile game ratings for concerned parents. And finally, if you’re looking for a new phone, Radioshack is getting a jump on Black Friday sales. Through Wednesday, Radioshack is offering over 25 free smartphones for new and upgrade-eligible customers on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The free phones include the Droid RAZR, Motorola Atrix 2 and Samsung Infuse.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 22, 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).