Verizon is partnering with Redbox to offer a subscription-based video rental service. While Verizon will deliver the digital content, the offering will be a stand-alone service available to anyone with a broadband connection. It’s expected to launch in the second half of this year. In other news, the Super Bowl set a record for Tweets per second, but the game itself wasn’t what people were talking about. 75% of Super Bowl conversation on Twitter focused on the commercials and the halftime show. By contrast, 2% of tweets were about the Giant’s victory. And finally, Google is launching a project called Solve for X, aimed at tackling the biggest of global problems. The project is a think tank similar to TED, where you can hear and discuss radical uses of technology. Google hopes the project will encourage what it calls “moonshot” thinking.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 7, 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).