Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 25, 2011

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While advances in technology help to create new jobs, workers may be losing the race against the machine. A new book by MIT researchers suggests that our economy has an inability to replace jobs faster than automation takes them away. Corporate spending on automation has increased 26 percent while payrolls have stayed the same. In other news, Amazon will be adding HTML5 support to the Kindle, including the latest generation of e-ink devices. What does this mean for the average Kindle user? Publishers can create content that requires rich formatting like high-resolution images and interactive features you’d expect to find online. And finally, WikiLeaks might have to cease its operation of publishing classified government documents due to funding issues. Payment processors including Bank of America, Visa and MasterCard still refuse to let the organization accept donations through their services.


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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