Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 31, 2010

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Verizon is testing a new service that will allow you to control your home’s devices from your smartphone, computer or FiOs TV. The system will have you turning off lights, locking your doors and even controlling your thermostat. The service will roll out in 2011. In other news, an FBI affidavit reveals an investigation into the DDoS attacks propagated by the groups Anonymous and 4chan. The attacks earlier this month temporarily disabled multiple websites including PayPal, Visa and MasterCard. Federal investigators say that the attacks are felonies, not displays of activism. And finally, a recent poll by Rasmussen shows that the majority of Americans oppose FCC regulations of the Internet. Out of those polled, 54% opposed the regulations and 52% said that free market competition, not government, is the solution. While the opposition is clear, the issue isn’t gaining public attention—only 20% are following the regulations closely.

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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