Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 20, 2012

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Google and Wikipedia’s protesting of anti-piracy legislation resulted in a huge response from users online. Google collected over 7 million signatures for its petition against SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act and PiPa, the Protect IP Act, while Wikipedia sent over 8 million people to their state’s representatives. In other news, was shut down in what the DOJ calls one of the largest criminal copyright cases ever. Megaupload was one of the top sites in the world, with millions of users uploading and downloading files. Now, it’s fighting charges for copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering. And finally, with its most recent announcement, Apple wants to redefine the textbook. iBooks 2 lets students read textbooks specially designed for the iPad, including video, audio and interactivity. For publishers, iBook Author will let you build interactive e-books with just a few clicks.

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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