Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 13, 2011

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Facebook is caught up in what appears to be a smear campaign against Google. The company hired the PR agency Burson-Marsteller to convince news outlets to investigate Google for invading users’ privacy. Facebook confirmed the report and said that Google is misusing Facebook’s data for its own gain. In other news, the White House made a recent proposal to Congress for bolstering our laws and procedures against cybercrime. The plan includes protecting critical infrastructure and creating national data reporting for affected companies. The proposal would give the Department of Homeland Security the ability to swiftly assist companies under a cyber-attack. And finally, a new study by mobile manufacturer Ericsson shows that 35% of those surveyed use smartphone apps before getting out of bed. The results show that regardless of phone or operating system, users are turning to smartphones strictly for the apps. Are apps changing the way we behave—in the morning?

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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