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The Kansas City Chiefs released star running back Larry Johnson after the athlete repeatedly slammed coaches and fans on Twitter. Due to the incident, Johnson, who had recently been suspended for misconduct, is no longer apart of the organization and currently searching for a new home. Aside from causing problems in the locker room and on Twitter, Johnson also used the service to make homophobic remarks at a user responding to Johnson’s claims that the Chiefs’ coach was not up to par.

News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch wants to block content from the Wall Street Journal and other News Corp publications from Google. Murdoch plans to couple the Google block with his decision to charge for all News Corp online content.

Beginning today, Yahoo will provide free Wi-Fi to the Times Square area. Through a deal with the Times Square Alliance, Yahoo hopes to bring the estimated half a million visitors Times Square receives daily the ability to get on the web. Yahoo says the move is “is the latest literal expression of Yahoo!’s promise to be at the center of people’s online lives.”

Sony will allow consumers to purchase Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs on Blu-ray and through web connected televisions before DVD. The move, which the company has experimented with in the past, finds Sony experimenting with various release strategies, while also trying to bolster the sale of Blu-ray discs, which the company manufactures. The film will be available for an entire month on Internet connected Bravia’s and Blu-ray before it is available on DVD.

Nokia is recalling 14 million mobile phone charger. The cellular phone manufacturer will replace the phones for free as some may be shocking customers. If you’ve purchased a Nokia phone or phone charger in 2009, you may want to check Nokia’s site for more information.

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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