Google (YouTube) Beats Viacom

June 24, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

Google (YouTube) Beats Viacom Suit: Viacom’s three-year-old, $1 Billion lawsuit against YouTube hit a snag yesterday. The judge ruled that YouTube is protected under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, because it instantly responded to Viacom’s requests to take down unlicensed content. This is a huge win for online services companies like Facebook, MySpace, and Yahoo! But the fight is far from over. Viacom is going to appeal.

No White iPhone 4 For You: If you are looking to buy a white iPhone 4 next week? Tough luck. Due to a manufacturing issue, Apple will not have the white iPhone 4 available until mid-July. I ordered mine in black, you know, black goes with everything.

Moto and Verizon are rolling out their latest attempt at an iPhone killer. Called the Droid X, the new Android-powered app phone will have flash, a huge touch screen and act as a WiFi hotspot. You can get yours on July 15th. 

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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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