Familiar icons – at least to gamers – have started appearing in the Verizon Apps store for Android smartphones. Verizon on Tuesday said it has finished labeling every single app in its portal with the Entertainment Software Ratings Board’s nomenclature, giving parents a basic framework to determine whether any given app is appropriate for their children. The U.S. carrier industry group CTIA and ESRB announced the project back in November, recruiting all four of the nationwide mobile operators as well as Microsoft to participate in the project. Verizon is the first to fully integrate the rating systems into its portal. Read the full story at Giga OM.
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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.