07/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Google's Android to Run on Acer Netbooks

Acer is set to be the first PC manufacturer to package its netbooks with Google's Android operating system. One of the finest selling points about Google's OS is that its free, which allows Acer to sell its netbooks at an event cheaper price. Acer will begin selling Android based netbooks in the third quarter.

The Chinese Government has disabled Twitter service throughout the country. The move comes as the country prepares for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest. Officials have also blocked YouTube, Flickr and Bing, Microsoft's new search engine, in an effort to crack down on protests and subvert user generated content.

Verizon Wireless will unveil a new application store later this year. The system will run on Java ME, Java's mobile development platform, and will initially only be available on smart phones. The branded app store shows Verizon opening up to third party developers for the first time, a concept proven successful by Apple.

Conan O'Brien's debut as the host of The Tonight Show garnered the highest ratings for the Monday edition in four years. While Conan fell short of Jay Leno's final rating of 8.8 rating/20 share, the show did deliver a 7.1/17 for NBC. The question is whether or not the Jay, Conan, Jimmy Fallon tri-fecta can help NBC return to glory.

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 (2008, York House Press) and the upcoming, Get Digital: Reinventing Yourself and Your Career for the 21st Century Economy (2009, Lake House Press). Shelly is also President of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NY (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy Awards). You can join the MediaBytes mailing list here. Shelly can be reached at For information about Get Digital Classes, visit