Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 14, 2011

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In wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that recently hit Japan, tech giants are doing all they can to bring support to the region. Google and Microsoft have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars and Twitter is readying multiple sources for news and communication.  To get involved with relief efforts visit In other news, engineers are using wireless systems to monitor infrastructure. South Korea’s Jindo Bridge has over 600 sensors that alert engineers via email when a structural problem arises. The technology is becoming more widespread and although it doesn’t replace human inspection, it can help reduce costs and prevent accidents. And finally, the Department of Justice has ruled to allow government access to WikiLeaks related Twitter accounts. The court order will give access to any associated IP and email addresses, including the account of an Icelandic parliament member who helped release a classified US military video.

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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