Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 20, 2011

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Neuroscientists found that those with more Facebook friends have denser brains. Users with the most friends had more grey matter in the area of the brain linked to social skills. Researchers are trying to figure out if some are born with this trait, or simply grow into it. In other news, online casinos are raking in billions of dollars without offering a single payout. Zynga is among the few currently offering casino games and its poker app has over 6 million players. People paying real money to gamble digital credits is a sure bet for online game makers. And finally, if you can’t get enough of Ken Burns documentaries or Antiques Roadshow, you’ll want to sign up for Amazon Prime. Subscribers to the service can now watch a lineup of over 1,000 PBS shows with Amazon’s streaming video service.

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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