Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 24, 2011

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Netflix finalized a deal that will allow them to offer streaming content licensed by CBS. Hundreds of millions of dollars bought Netflix the right to stream a large portion of CBS’s older content, like the Twilight Zone and Star Trek series. Netflix now has serves content from all four broadcast networks. In other news, Google is providing $2.7 million in grants for digital journalism initiatives. The fund will foster breakthrough ideas that Google hopes will revolutionize digital news access worldwide. The International Press Institute is overseeing the initiative and is accepting proposals until June 1st. And finally, Vietnam is enforcing a curfew that restricts people from playing online video games between 10PM and 8AM. The country is having problems with video game addiction and is asking ISPs to block game access starting March 3rd. Does a government have the right to decide what is in the people’s best interest?

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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