Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 18, 2011

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Solar flares will soon hit the earth in a spectacular display of light even bigger than the Aurora Borealis. Planes are even being rerouted from the North Pole in fear that the magnetic storm will disrupt its controls. The magnetic fields could affect low-orbiting satellites, GPS systems and radio. In other news, The Department of Commerce has published a national broadband map online that will let users search all providers to find coverage in their area. The database contains over 25 million records of available broadband connections, what speeds you can get and what companies provide it. And finally, Sony launched a new subscription-based service that allows users to stream unlimited amounts of music. $3.99 a month gives you ad-free selection based radio and for $9.99 you get on-demand access to the entire library. The more you choose certain songs, the better the program becomes at determining what you like

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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