Marketplace Tech Report for Friday, December 23, 2011
Dec 23, 2011

Marketplace Tech Report for Friday, December 23, 2011

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he won't go along with the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation that states ban all use of cell phones while driving. The NTSB says phones, even hands-free models, are too risky, too distracting, could lead to accidents, and are just a bad idea. LaHood says he doesn't think hands-free is all that big a problem for the moment. The problem: There isn't any conclusive evidence either way. Also, four of the most-searched terms online in 2011 involve looking for Facebook.


Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he won’t go along with the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendation that states ban all use of cell phones while driving. The NTSB says phones, even hands-free models, are too risky, too distracting, could lead to accidents, and are just a bad idea. LaHood says he doesn’t think hands-free is all that big a problem for the moment. The problem: There isn’t any conclusive evidence either way. Also, four of the most-searched terms online in 2011 involve looking for Facebook.

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