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At Movies, CineMode App Makes it Pay to Be Polite and Stop Texting

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“Shh!” “Put your phone away. ” “Excuse me, can you please turn off your phone?” We’ve all done it once, twice, a hundred times before. You’re sitting in a dark movie theater when, minutes before the film begins, you have a sudden urge to check your phone, update your Facebook status, or text your friend in the lobby to get you a large popcorn with extra butter. It’s a growing issue at theaters across the nation — movie goers texting during a movie. Now, a smartphone app is enticing repeat theater texters by offering a reward for switching their phones to vibrate. Read the full story at ABC News.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.