Samsung, Sharp and five other makers of LCD screens agreed to pay a settlement over $553 million for price-fixing LCD panels. The lawsuit alleges that these companies violated antitrust laws by illegally inflating the prices of liquid crystal displays between 1999 and 2006. In other news, Pandora is branching out from the streaming music business and has begun bringing live concert content to the web. The showcase called Pandora Presents lets users watch behind-the-scene footage and listen to a curated station of music made by the band. And finally, Intel’s Thunderbolt technology transfers data at blistering speeds, but is currently only supported by Apple products. Intel announced that in April of next year, the technology would be available on a much larger scale. This is great news if you regularly transfer video or backup your hard drives.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 28, 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).