The recent Tiger Woods scandal has shed light on the lack of privacy in the digital world. Alleged text messages and voice messages are assumed to be private, however, in the end, nothing written or spoken and communicated digitally can be unsaid. No matter how many times its been said, it's important to state again: nothing that you say or write in the digital world can be taken back.
Comcast's new TV Everywhere property will be called Fancast XFinity. The new service will merge Comcast's Fancast video network with its new online property, formerly known as Online OnDemand, in an effort to give customers the most content anywhere they'd like to view it. Fancast Xfinity is set to launch later this month.
Wal*Mart is cutting prices on 50 popular videogames during its Holiday sale. The $10 price cut brings XBox 360 and PS3 games to $50, while Nintendo Wii games will cost $40. Wal*Mart is also offering a $50 gift certificate with purchase of a Wii, a move that should delight shoppers looking to get the most out of their money this Holiday season.
Time Inc has been working hard on renovating its magazine business for the digital world The company just released a video of what its Sports Illustrated property could look like on a device like the much rumored Apple tablet. The demonstration of the touch screen enabled magazine shows that it is interactive, as clicks and flips through the magazine give readers the option to view videos and extra photos through the Wi-Fi capable device.
Panasonic is turning its business away from TV's and towards Solar power and other renewable energy products. The move will find Panasonic using new technologies it "will gain from its purchase of Sanyo Electric Co.," in order to bring consumers clean energy. The shift in development could find Panasonic delivering solar panels fit for masses to market.
Shelly Palmer is a consultant and the host of MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer a daily show featuring news you can use about technology, media & entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group LLC and the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV. Shelly is also President of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. You can join the MediaBytes mailing list here. Shelly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org For information about Get Digital Classes, visit www.shellypalmer.com/seminars