Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 22, 2013

When it comes to browsing the Google Play store for new apps to download, it can sometimes feel a little bit like the Wild West. Sure, there are the big names – your Angry Birds, your Evernotes, and so on – but there seem to be ten times as many apps you’ve never heard of or could potentially harm your phone or risk your data. Google is stepping up to do its part, as over 60,000 ‘low-quality apps’ were removed from the Google Play store in February alone. Historically, Google has removed apps from the app store for violating its Terms of Service, such as spreading malware or risking user data. It’s clear that with a re-launch of the Google Play store, a few new major Android phones and Key Lime Pie, and a new version of Android all on the horizon, Google wants to raise the bar when it comes to quality in its app store. It’ll take everything Google has, to keep up with Apple’s app store.

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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