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VERIZON is beginning to bring web video to the television set. Verizon has begun testing the service, available through FiOS, in more than a million homes. Verizon will offer YouTube, Break.com, Blip.TV and Veoh through its FiOS VOD system.

INTEL is set to offer new chip technology designed specifically for high-end graphics displayed in video games and animated media. The chips, code named Larrabee, will have 12 to 48 electronic brains and will be available in late 2009. The new chips show Intel is gunning for NVIDIA and AMD.

AMAZON has sold 240,000 Kindle’s. The Kindle, which debuted in the Fall with a cost of $399, may have generated $96 million dollars for Amazon. Amazon’s next step is to offer a Kindle aimed at college students, PDwhich would electronically reinterpret text books.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly announced a web video initiative to help solve everyday crimes. Police Commissioner Kelly is encouraging users to upload clips and images that may help in the investigation of crimes. Kelly said “everybody has a camera in their telephones. When people can record an event taking place that helps us during an investigation, it’s helpful.”

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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