Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 18, 2011

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Apple is being sued for “unlawful exploitation,” with claims that in-app purchases can easily be made by minors. Apple only requires users to enter an iTunes password to authorize purchases, which some say is not adequate protection. Game Currency has become a lucrative business by making micro-purchases one thumb-tap away. In other news, the FBI recently seized a majority of popular United States’ poker and gambling websites. The massive shut down has halted a multi-billion dollar industry and its legality has been a contentious issue amongst lawmakers. Restraining orders have been placed on 76 bank accounts, with charges including $3 billion in civil money-laundering penalties. And finally, two robots designed for hazardous conditions entered the damaged nuclear facilities in Japan. iRobot’s remote controlled Packbots are equipped with video cameras that will let workers assess the damage. iRobot has already distributed over 3,000 robots for military and civilian use.

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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