Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 13, 2011

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BlackBerry users around the world have been left with sporadic Internet service due to equipment failures. The outage recently spread to the United States, limiting email, BlackBerry Messenger and web browsing abilities. If Research In Motion can’t fix this as soon as possible, it will have a hard time stopping customers from fleeing. In other news, for the first time ever the United States has more wireless subscribers than actual people. With over 327 million subscribed cellular customers, network data traffic has doubled since last year. In six months, 1.15 trillion wireless minutes were consumed. That’s a lot of talking. And finally, eBay and Facebook announced a partnership to create socialized e-commerce applications. The deal is mutually beneficial, as EBay is interested in personalizing your shopping experience, while Facebook has been eyeing ways to get into the e-commerce business.

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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