Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 21, 2011

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Facebook is teaming up with the Labor Department to help the unemployed find jobs. A Facebook page called the Social Jobs Partnership will help point jobseekers towards little-known resources for finding employment. There are about 14 million people unemployed and 3 million job openings in the U.S. In other news, Microsoft researchers have made Star Trek’s ‘holodesk’ a reality. The device allows users to see holographic images and directly touch and manipulate them as objects. While none of the technology is consumer ready, the ‘holodesk’ uses Microsoft Kinect’s facial recognition to enhance the interaction. And finally, the Internet is growing so fast that more data was transmitted online in 2010 than in the web’s entire combined history. Over 4 billion connected devices worldwide have contributed to 48 hours of YouTube footage a minute and 7.5 billion monthly Facebook photos.

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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