Mafia Boss Busted Through Facebook

Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

Police nabbed an infamous Italian mafia boss with the help of Facebook. Pasquale Manfredi had been logging into the social network for months under the name Scarface. Manfredi was on Facebook so often that the Police were eventually able to track his IP address and capture the boss, who had been on the run for months.

Google is set to enter the TV world. In partnering with intel and Sony, Google TV will make the Web easily accessible for viewing on television. The partnership hopes to make it as easy to update social networks, browse the web and stream online video content as it is to change the channel.

Sprint will reportedly unveil the first 4G phone next Wednesday. Dubbed the Supersonic, the HTC phone will operate on the soon to launch WiMax network. While WiMax has received a lot of criticism, Sprint may be ahead of Verizon by a year in unveiling a 4G phone, as Verizon doesn’t expect to have an LTE offering available until the Spring of 2011.

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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



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