Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 27, 2012

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An investigation found that mobile apps including Flickr and Yahoo! Messenger can access your private data like text messages and contacts. While you shouldn’t worry that someone is reading your messages, you should be aware of what data you give apps permission to access. In other news, Sony is reentering the smartphone market after its buyout of the Sony Ericsson joint venture. The company unveiled the first Sony branded phones; the Android-powered Xperia P and Xperia U. Sony said mobile will be one of the main pillars helping to rebuild its brand. And finally, HTC is streamlining its mobile business and announced that it would launch future devices under the brand HTC One. The company is also answering Apple’s iCloud by striking a deal with Dropbox to bring 25GB of cloud storage to anyone who buys one of its devices.

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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