Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 26, 2011

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A survey by the American Red Cross reveals that people are turning to social media for disaster response. Victims are using social media to report disasters, communicate with loved ones and ask for help. 39% of online users expect first-responders to arrive in under an our of posting for help online. In other news, General Motors has teamed up with the electronics manufacturer LG to co-develop electric vehicles. LG isn’t a stranger to the automotive world, as it already develops batteries and inverters for electric vehicles. Auto companies are hoping co-development will help bring cheaper electric cars to the market more quickly. And finally, according to Bloomberg, BlackBerrys being launched in early 2012 will have the capability to run Android applications. RIM is desperately trying to regain sales and the addition of over 250,000 apps might help save fleeing consumers.

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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