Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 8, 2011

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Verizon’s CEO Lowell McAdam said that he expects the company to offer family data plans as early as next year. Until then, customers are forced to buy data plans for each device that requires connectivity. Verizon agreed that multiple data plans raise its own costs as well as consumers’. In other news, a Facebook bug let users view other people’s private images without being their friend. A flaw in Facebook’s code revealed users’ private albums after having their profile picture flagged as pornographic. Ironically, Mark Zuckerberg was among the people that had private images made public. And finally, the U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a major probe into the sale and pricing of electronic books. Antitrust enforcers are investigating Apple’s e-book pricing model, which allows publishers to set the prices of their books sold through the iBookstore.

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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