Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 20, 2011

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The United States is working on building its own small scale version of the Internet to test its cyber war defense. Testing and developing network defense systems has received over $500 million from the Defense Department. With the growing activity of cybercrime, this ‘virtual firing range’ is long overdue. In other news, a recent Nielsen report states that smartphone data use has increased 89% since 2010. The average data being consumed on a monthly basis has risen to 435MB, up from 230MB. The good news for consumers is that the average price for data use has decreased from 14 cents a megabyte, to 8 cents. And finally, ICANN, the group that oversees domains names, is expected to approve a measure that would drastically increase the amount of available URLs. The change has been waiting approval for years and the organization expects users will soon see branded extensions like .canon.

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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