Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 22, 2011

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Advertisements will make their way between your friends’ updates on Facebook, and there’s no way to opt-out of it. The constant news ticker on the right side of your page will now feature sponsored stories. Facebook hopes that putting ads alongside organic content will increase user engagement. In other news, there are thousands of mobile games available on phones and tablets, but no way to judge their age-appropriateness. The ESRB, which rates videogames, is teaming up with the wireless industry trade association to provide mobile game ratings for concerned parents. And finally, if you’re looking for a new phone, Radioshack is getting a jump on Black Friday sales. Through Wednesday, Radioshack is offering over 25 free smartphones for new and upgrade-eligible customers on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The free phones include the Droid RAZR, Motorola Atrix 2 and Samsung Infuse.

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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