Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 18, 2011

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Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs is taking a leave of absence while recovering from a rare form of cancer. The leave comes after a liver transplant in 2009 and reports that Jobs can’t maintain a steady weight. Apple’s COO, Tim Cook, will take over the day-to-day operations as the tech world waits for one of its visionaries to regain his health. In other news, Facebook is now granting apps access to users’ telephone numbers and home addresses. Unless you deny access, Facebook can feed your contact information to any app that requests it. The next time you add a Facebook app, make sure you actually read what information they want in return. And finally, a breakthrough in cloning technology has one scientist predicting a Woolly Mammoth birth within 4 years. The technique successfully cloned a mouse from a 16 year-old frozen cell and could work for the Mammoth. An African elephant would act as the surrogate mother, rebirthing the 5,000 year-old beast.

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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