Girl Uses iPod To Avert Being Kidnapped
A 12-year-old Delaware girl avoided a kidnapper by pretending she iPod was on an iPhone. The girl was waiting outside of her middle school for a ride, when a man in a white van pulled up and commanded she get in the van. The potential kidnapper immediately fled the scene after the girl took out her iPod, held it up to her ear and pretended to call the police.

LinkedIn Gets Reviews
LinkedIn is adding a new recommendation feature to the site, which will allow users to write reviews of products and services. Companies that wish to participate can set up a profile page and add the products they would like to have reviewed.  LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner hopes the new service will help companies “showcase their products and services and generate virality at scale.”

eBay’s Tech Is Behind The Competition
eBay is getting ready for the busy holiday shopping season by updating its website. The company has been struggling to keep up with competitors like, and one of the main reasons is that its technology is behind its rivals. The new homepage will include recommendations and lists of the hottest items; features competitors have had for some time.

4G Is Here
The wireless broadband company Clearwire is now offering its 4G WiMax wireless Internet service in New York City and other select locations around the country. As the number of 4G-enabled mobile devices is currently limited, Clearwire is focusing on offering the service to households who would like faster wireless access on their computers. Clearwire’s 4G plans start at $35 for the home and $45 for mobile.

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About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategy, design and engineering firm focused at the nexus of technology, media and marketing. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for Adweek, and is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC. Follow @shellypalmer or visit or subscribe to our daily email

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