Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 30, 2011

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Verizon Wireless confirmed that it will begin charging a fee to process bill payments. Starting January 15th, each payment that you make over the phone or by visiting Verizon’s website will cost you $2. You can avoid the fee by paying electronically through your bank or mailing in a check. In other news, the social network Google+ is growing rapidly, adding over 625,000 users per day. The site now has over 62 million registered users, a quarter of which were added in December alone. While it’s still a fraction of Facebook’s users, Google+ is steadily catching up. And finally, some customers are so enraged with GoDaddy’s support of the Stop Online Piracy Act, they organized a massive boycott from the online company. Tens of thousands of domain names were transferred away from the site, including high-profile customers like Wikipedia.

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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