Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 14, 2010

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A new report by IDC says that downloads of mobile apps will increase 60% a year, creating more than a $35 billion business by 2014. And, as you know, apps aren’t just for iPhones anymore. In other news, Google announced the launch of, a site dedicated to bridging the technological gap between parents and their children. Offering over 50 how-to videos that explain the nuances of changing over your screensaver to more complex problems like file sharing. Google will even a send snail mail support packages to the first 10,000 requests. If it’s too tough, just ask your kids for help. And finally, According to a recent study the average American spends about 13 hours per week using the Internet. Internet usage has increased 121% in the past 5 years, putting it on par with our television consumption. Not surprisingly, 190 million Americans are regular email users and as you know, about 90% of email is spam.

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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