Digital Drugs

July 15, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: redux: Are you a weather junkie. If so, you should check out the new The redesigned site launches today. It’s new and improved and still the most accurate source of weather information you will find online.

Digital Drugs: According to authorities in Kansas City, teens are getting high on a new drug: mp3’s. Referred to as “i-dosing” or “digital drugs,” the report warns that kids can get high by listening. Remarkably, local authorities are taking this seriously, making me wonder, what “actual drugs” the local authorities are taking. You can’t make this stuff up.

Apple iOS 4.1 Update Doesn’t Address Antenna Issue: The first system update for Apple’s iOS has arrived. Despite rumors, iOS 4.1 does not fix the iPhone 4 antenna issue. This is not a surprise, as you know, Consumer Reports noted that the issue was most likely a hardware problem. Thank goodness we live in a country with a never-ending supply of duct tape.

Amazon is preparing to wage a serious battle with Apple: Amazon is currently in the middle of redeveloping its MP3 market, with plans for a “major relaunch” in early 2011.

Today’s Video — Shelly talks Jeff Pulver

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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