Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 28, 2011

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Facebook has formed a political action committee in order to make contributions during upcoming elections. The company already has four registered lobbyists in its DC office and is funneling more many than ever into legislative debates. Facebook has already spent over half a million dollars this year lobbying the government. In other news, Microsoft launched the newest release of its mobile operating system called Mango. The upgrade includes over 500 updates including Office applications, and further Skype and Xbox Live integration. If you have a Windows Phone, check Microsoft’s website to find out when your device can be upgraded. And finally, at the Broadband World Forum, Google pressed its initiative to bring free gigabit speed Internet connectivity to the United States. Google is proliferating hi-speed Internet mainly as a way to test its projects that can’t perform on readily available broadband.

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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