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 a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin." He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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