While Cyber Monday started as a marketing ploy, it’s becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy for retailers. Online tracker comScore estimates that shoppers spent a record $1.2 billion this Monday. Many retailers have expanded online sales for the whole week, hoping to cash in on the hype. In other news, the UK government proposed a plan that would block cybercriminals from accessing the web. You could be banned for hacking or failing to comply with copyright infringement notices. Cyber-tagging technology would alert the authorities when a banned user breaks his sentence. And finally, Toyota unveiled a glimpse into the future of automobiles at a preview for the Tokyo auto show. Part car, part computer, the Fun-Vii is being called a smartphone on four wheels. Toyota said the car’s touchscreen doors and computerized interior are examples of what to expect years down the road.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 29, 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).