Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 28, 2011

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President Obama is set to make an official announcement on Friday that will set new standards for automotive fuel efficiency. All cars made between the years of 2017 and 2025 will be required to drive 54.5 miles-per-gallon. Current regulations require automakers to accomplish 35.5 miles-per-gallon by 2016. In other news, a group of 29 American universities are working towards building infrastructure that could achieve Internet speeds several hundred times faster than currently available. By making one-gigabit connections abundant, the coalition believes it will foster new ideas and businesses. Funded will be provided by the private sector. And finally, a new report by Nielsen found that about 50% of those using Netflix access it through a videogame console. Conversely, Hulu Plus subscribers do 89% of their watching on the computer, mainly due to a lack of supported hardware. Netflix has found its way onto almost anything with an Internet connection.

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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