Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 6, 2012

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A programming deal between Disney and YouTube was made last fall and the site has finally put some of the content online. Around 70 videos from the Disney Channel have been uploaded, many of which are full-length episodes of older shows. Securing kids’ programming could be important to YouTube’s future success. In other news, Facebook officially announced the launch of a standalone Messenger client, so you can chat with your friends without logging into the site. Unfortunately, there’s currently no support for group or video chat. Facebook Messenger is being rolled out for Windows users, with a Mac version on its way. And finally, according to a report by AllThingsD, Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson is planning a major restructuring of the company. The changes could be announced by the end of the month, with thousands of potential layoffs expected.

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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