Ford Tackles Txting Behind The Wheel

July 8, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

Ford Has Txting Solution: Ford is stepping up to the plate and taking on the problem of texting while driving. It just unveiled a new technology that allows drivers to receive audio SMS messages through Ford’s SYNC service. BlackBerry owners will be the first to test out the new MAP software. The new tech also features a Do Not Disturb button to block incoming calls. 

YouTube Embraces HTML 5: YouTube is upgrading its mobile service, converting videos to HTML5 and increasing video quality. The move comes not through a new app, rather on YouTube’s mobile homepage. The iPhone user YouTube experience just increased exponentially … now if only the 3G network worked.

AT&T Finds iPhone Bug: AT&T announced that mobile upload issues on the new iPhone were caused by a bug. AT&T said the problem was located on Alcatel-Lucent’s technology and that they are working on mending the situation that caused an outage for nearly 2 million users.

Today’s Video — Shelly looks at the Verizon Droid

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and 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 writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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