Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 5, 2012

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Yahoo hired PayPal’s Scott Thompson to be its newest CEO. Thompson will take over for Tim Morse who filled in after Yahoo fired Carol Bartz back in September. Hiring Thompson is a sign that Yahoo’s board is unlikely to sell the struggling Internet company. In other news, iPhone 4S users are reporting issues of randomly muted audio while making outgoing calls, but only on the caller’s end of the line. Apple has yet to address the issue despite over 100 pages of complaints on its message boards. And finally, set-top box maker Roku’s newest device is so small it fits in your pocket. The Roku Streaming Stick is the size of a USB thumb drive and connects to any TV using only an HDMI port. The device accesses over 400 entertainment channels and will be available in the second half of 2012.

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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