Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 18, 2012

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Facebook is launching its Open Graph platform, letting apps share users’ actions “frictionlessly.” When you read, watch or listen to media, allowed apps can now share that information on Facebook. You’re not forced to use these apps, but your friends’ actions will still appear in the news ticker. In other news, after opposition from the White House and major Internet backlash, anti-piracy legislation has gone back to the drawing board. The U.S. House of Representatives has no plans to advance the Stop Online Piracy Act bill and will remove a major provision that worried cybersecurity experts. And finally, Netflix can’t seem to catch a break and this time the company is facing a class action lawsuit. A group of investors is suing Netflix, claiming that the company and its insiders concealed negative trends that preceded the plummeting of its stock.

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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