Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 3, 2011

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Popular TV manufacturer Vizio is extending its product line to include an Android powered smart phone and a tablet. The Via Phone will have dual cameras that shoot video and a 4-inch screen, while the Via Tablet will be an 8-inch WiFi only device with a camera for video chatting. Expect both untis this summer. In other news, Wikipedia, the wildly popular, crowd sourced, knowledge base raised $16 million in its most recent pledge drive.  Over 500,000 people contributed making the average donation about $22 per person. The money will go to fund Wiki’s various infrastructure costs, staffing and general expenses. And finally, a Citibank report projects that the Apple App Store will generate over $2B in revenue in 2011.  The same report estimates that the total app market will grow to $27 billion by 2013. The big driver is smart phone sales, which are projected to enjoy remarkable growth over the next few years.

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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