Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 29, 2011

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While Cyber Monday started as a marketing ploy, it’s becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy for retailers. Online tracker comScore estimates that shoppers spent a record $1.2 billion this Monday. Many retailers have expanded online sales for the whole week, hoping to cash in on the hype. In other news, the UK government proposed a plan that would block cybercriminals from accessing the web. You could be banned for hacking or failing to comply with copyright infringement notices. Cyber-tagging technology would alert the authorities when a banned user breaks his sentence. And finally, Toyota unveiled a glimpse into the future of automobiles at a preview for the Tokyo auto show. Part car, part computer, the Fun-Vii is being called a smartphone on four wheels. Toyota said the car’s touchscreen doors and computerized interior are examples of what to expect years down the road.

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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