Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 8, 2012

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Between Apple, Google and Facebook, app development has become one of the fastest growing industries. A study found that since 2005, nearly half a million U.S. jobs were created just for the development of mobile applications. California holds 25% of all app-related jobs in the United States. In other news, Google announced that its web browser Chrome is now available for mobile devices running Android 4.0. The mobile browser has advanced features like tabbed browsing and can sync open pages between your computer and mobile device. If you have Android 4.0, you can download the beta now. And finally, hackers posted source code for anti-virus company Symantec’s pcAnywhere software online, after a failed extortion attempt. The hacker allegedly tried to obtain $50,000 from an undercover law enforcement agent and posted the source code online after failing to secure the money.

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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