Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 27, 2011

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Walmart recently announced that it would offer streaming video rentals through its website. The company partnered with the video-on-demand service VUDU that will provide access to thousands of titles, including new releases. Standard definition rentals are $3.99 and streaming in high-definition glory will run you $5.99 a movie. In other news, a new survey by the Pew Research Center found that 71% of adults use video-sharing sites. Parents are the largest group of users, with 81% reporting they visit sites like YouTube. The amount of people visiting video-sharing sites is up 38 points since 2006. And finally, people aren’t just watching online videos on their computers. A new report found that YouTube videos are responsible for 22% of all mobile bandwidth being used. It’s no surprise that wireless carriers are ramping up 4G network capabilities, as video streaming now accounts for 39% of all mobile traffic

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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