[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/101201_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] While Apple devices don’t traditionally attract corporate clients, JPMorgan Chase & Co. is giving iPads to all of its global investment banking employees. Several other corporations are also considering the iPad for business uses. Is this bad news for the BlackBerry PlayBook?  You bet it is!  In Continue Reading →
Fox vs. Cablevision
Fox and Cablevision have been "negotiating" for the past few weeks about retransmission fees. Simply put, Fox wants Cablevision to pay them a small piece of your monthly cable bill for offering you the Fox Television Network. Just to be clear, both sides agree that Cablevision has to pay -- the fight is about how much. And, not to put too fine a point on it, the stakes are huge because the money is huge. Continue Reading →
Google & Verizon’s Version of “Net Neutrality” Google and Verizon have released a proposal that outlines their idea of “net neutrality”, which encourages legislators to enact laws to prohibit Internet Service Providers from discriminating practices, like delaying or blocking access to certain websites. However, the principles outlined in the proposal would not apply to Internet Continue Reading →
June 17, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: Txt With Care: Can your boss read your text messages on a pager or phone the company pays for? According to a California Supreme Court ruling the answer is, yes. The high court ruled that a California Police department had the right Continue Reading →
May 7, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: Safe Playboy?: Playboy is set to become safe for work. The storied men’s magazine will launch “The Smoking Jacket,” more in the vein of Maxim and Esquire than Playboy. Now you can authoritatively say, you only read it for the articles. FCC Continue Reading →
Apple vs. Adobe Flash
There was an interesting development in the Apple v. Adobe Flash War this week. Adobe decided to discontinue development of tools for making Flash apps for the iPhone family of devices. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is. Ninety-eight percent of desktop and laptop computers (including Macs) can run Flash video Continue Reading →
I wrote this article back in September of 2009 in response to the FCC Chairman's first articulation of the Six Principles of Net Neutrality. The US Appeals Court ruling against the FCC (and in favor of Comcast) earlier this week has spurred a fair amount of discussion. The Legislature will have to figure out if the FCC has the authority to enforce the rules it is mandated by Congress to create. That is really what the lawsuit was about. However, the spirit of the Net Neutrality, which these six principles vaguely describe, is still a topic that needs serious discussion. How should we think about it? Continue Reading →
Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: CBSSports.com and Masters.com are going to make sure you don’t miss Tiger Woods’s return to golf. Both sites have increased their streaming video coverage by 50%. It’s going to be all Tiger all the time! But you may have to worry about Comcast purposely throttling your Continue Reading →
On Monday, September 21, 2009, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined the concrete actions he believes the Commission must take to preserve the free and open Internet. He said, "The Internet is an extraordinary platform for innovation, job creation, investment, and opportunity. It has unleashed the potential of entrepreneurs and enabled the launch and growth of small businesses across America. It is vital that we safeguard the free and open Internet." Continue Reading →