Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 14, 2012

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Apple is finally answering those criticizing the conditions of the factory where many of its products are made. The company has hired an outside organization to conduct a labor audit at the Foxconn factory located in Shenzhen, China. Many claim that Foxconn is subjecting employees to long hours and harsh working conditions. In other news, Amazon is looking to branch out into producing original TV content. The company is hiring executives to help develop original series for both the web and network television. Similarly to YouTube’s original content, Amazon wants to turn crowdsourced ideas into professional productions. And finally, MySpace is starting to crawl back from the dead. The social networking site announced that it added over 1 million users in December, mostly due to the success of its new music player. MySpace’s music library now consists of around 42 million songs.

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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