Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 12, 2011

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Netflix is supporting a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would reform the Video Privacy Protection Act. The new bill would let users agree to a one-time waiver giving Netflix permission to publish all of their viewing activity on social networks, just like Spotify does with music. In other news, Hewlett-Packard announced that it would make WebOS an open source platform. The company has no plans to make another WebOS tablet next year, but open sourcing the platform will give developers and manufacturers another free option for running their devices. And finally, Google is rolling out a new feature that will help you find your friends in pictures posted to Google+. If you opt-in to the “Find My Face” feature, Google+ will scan photos published to the site and suggest who the subjects are based on your friends.

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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