July 7, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

Japan To Build Insanely Fast Wireless Network: Japan’s EMOBILE has made a deal with Ericsson to build a new 42Mbps wireless network. And, they even have a workable plan to crank it up to 84Mbps after it launches. That’s so remarkably fast, we don’t have anything to compare it to in the United States. Luckily the government just allotted an additional $800 million to the nationwide broadband effort; even so, we may still be left in the dust.

New US Government Apps: The US Government just released 17 new mobile apps for a variety of smart phones. The new apps include the FBI’s Most Wanted List and some US Postal Service tools and recalls.gov. Ahhh … better living through smart phones.

Netflix is beefing up its Watch Instantly catalog: The company recently signed a deal with Relativity Media that will stock Netflix with a host of films that would usually be distributed to pay channels like HBO and Showtime.

Today’s Video –Shelly chats with Orlando Jones

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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 shellypalmer.com.



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