The Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that runs Wikipedia, managed to raise $20 million in its recent fundraising campaign. Thanks to donations from over one million worldwide, the volunteer-run Wikipedia raised more money than it ever has in a single year. In other news, Google acquired over 200 patents from IBM including patents for voice search, near field communication and mobile web browsing. Google has been acquiring mobile device patents at rapid pace, including nearly 25,000 from its recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility. And finally, more Android and iOS apps were downloaded between this past Christmas and New Years than any other week in history. The total number of combined apps downloaded reached 1.2 billon. With over 60% of 18-24 year olds owning smartphones, the rate of apps being downloaded in 2012 will certainly be greater.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 4, 2012
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).