Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 1, 2013

Finding a parking space in big cities can be a nightmare. Whether you’re in a crowded area or find yourself surrounded by people who park with no regard for others, it’s almost never fun or easy. One service in San Francisco is trying to change things. A program called CurbTXT lets people text you by using your license plate number to get in touch. A sticker on the car gives them an anonymous way to contact you through your car’s license plate. Whether it’s to give a heads-up that your meter is about to run out or just to let you know you’re blocking their driveway, it has the possibility to really shake up parking in the Bay Area. Worried about spam or pranks? CurbTXT lets users report inappropriate messages, and abusers will be blocked from the service. While CurbTXT is still in its infancy, it’s another example of how we can use technology to make our lives easier and less frustrating.

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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).

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