Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 10, 2011

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The Obama administration is granting the U.S. Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID program. You won’t be receiving national ID cards linking you to an online identity, but the program hopes to eliminate the need to memorize a dozen passwords. Who should be responsible for our cyber identity? In other news, Verizon will be offering $30 a month unlimited data plans to new subscribers purchasing an iPhone 4. Large investments into wireless networks make Verizon confident it can withstand the data consumption. With analysts predicting 12 million iPhone sales in the first year, will Verizon’s unlimited plan last longer than AT&T’s? And finally, Apple had one million downloads from its Mac App Store on its first day of business. The store features over a thousand applications and some developers are amazed by its rapid success, noting twice as many users signing up for their program through the store. Despite piracy concerns, the App Store’s window-shopping mentality is already paying dividends.

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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