Ever wonder how Google decides what ads to serve you? A new feature will add a “Why These Ads?” icon next to ads in Google Search and Gmail. Google hopes this feature will make users feel less creeped out by customized offers. In other news, Research In Motion launched its BBM Music service that wants to make music sharing viral. For $5 a month user create a 50-song playlist that’s shareable with other subscribers. You can swap out 25 songs a month and listen to songs shared with you by friends. And finally, the ocean covers 75% of the earth, yet we know virtually nothing about it. The company Liquid Robotics has created a surfboard like satellite that measures things like waves and oil spills. A network of thousands of these Wave Gliders can replace ships that cost millions more.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 3, 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).