Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 9, 2011

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Google has purchased the restaurant guide and review publication Zagat. The purchase will help Google’s Places initiative by adding Zagat’s reviews and ratings to search results. Google has been trying to make a purchase like this for a while, allowing it to compete with sites like Yelp and Yahoo. In other news, Twitter announced that it’s reached over 100 million users and its’ looking to profit off of this years 80% growth. Sponsored tweets and hashtags used to be limited to accounts you followed, but now you can expect to see ads from accounts that are similar to your interests. And finally, the White House is pushing to charge hackers under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Since hackers are no longer lone soldiers, the government is considering them a criminal organization and wants harsher penalties for their actions.

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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