Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 19, 2012

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Thousands of websites temporarily shut down to protest proposed Internet regulations. The protests’ popularity has caused waning support for both the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act, with Senators including Marco Rubio and John Cornyn removing themselves as co-sponsors of the bill. In other news, Yahoo’s co-founder Jerry Yang is resigning from the company’s board of directors. Yang did not give a reason for leaving, but insiders confirmed that he stepped down voluntarily. Yahoo’s glory days are long behind and the company has to rearrange its deck chairs yet again. And finally, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to clarify if schools can punish students for comments made online, after lower courts asked for an updated opinion. For precedent, the court still relies on a 1969 landmark case that said protesting the Vietnam War was within students’ First Amendment rights.

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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