Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 15, 2011

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San Francisco’s Subway System recently disabled cellular service in select stations to prevent protestors from organizing transit stoppages. Critics say the block violates our First Amendment rights. Is cell phone service a convenience or right in the 21st century? In other news, many states are turning to Internet gambling as a way to collect much needed tax revenue. Washington, D.C. hopes to raise $9 million a year by legalizing virtual gambling. The fed’s worry is that this makes gambling too accessible, but is it much different than having the lotto at every gas station and convenience store? And finally, Netflix is testing a Just For Kids section that will make it even easier for your kids to consume their favorite shows. The section lets children pick an animated character and displays content accordingly. We definitely needed more Yo Gabba Gabba.

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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