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After being hit with over a foot of snow over the weekend, Twitter users in Washington D.C. organized a snow ball fight. The crowd-sourced snow ball fight was all in good fun, until an off duty police officer brandished a gun while trying to drive through the melee. Almost instantly, pictures and video of the officer holding his weapon were uploaded to web and shared on social networks. Just another reminder that people everywhere are watching what you do in public, and then, sharing it with the world.

Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader has been subject to several delays this holiday season. Now, B&N is telling customers that pre- orders that don’t arrive before Christmas, as planned, will receive $100 Barnes & Noble gift card. In addition, sources say that the Nook, which received lackluster reviews when it was unveiled, will get a software update this week that will reportedly fix many of the bugs that plagued the new device.

A battle between Time Warner Cable and News Corp could leave TV viewers with less channels. The problem stems from carriage and retransmission fees, which the cable provider pays to the channel in order to broadcast its content. While Time Warner Cable is already running an ad campaign that asks subscribers if they want to “roll over, or get tough”, if a deal is not reached, News Corp is expected to tell users to watch Fox content on Hulu, or purchase an HD antenna, which lets users watch broadcast channels for free in High Definition.

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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