Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 19, 2011

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is discouraging parents from letting children younger than two from watching TV. The group’s research finds a correlation between watching television and development problems.  Not surprisingly, actually interacting with your children has a stronger effect on their language development. In other news, Ford’s voice-activated technology, Sync, is getting an upgrade that will read you text messages while you drive. Sync is available on many older Ford vehicles and will be installed on almost every 2012 model. Unfortunately, the text-to-speech feature doesn’t yet have support for the iPhone. And finally, Motorola announced what it’s calling the “World’s Thinnest Smartphone,” the Droid RAZR. The almost quarter-inch thin phone is made for abuse, with a gorilla glass screen, Kevlar fiber back and splash-guard protection from moisture. The 4G LTE RAZR is available for Verizon pre-orders starting October 27th.

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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