Social media’s long forgotten MySpace laid off 500 of its staff cutting the workforce nearly in half. The move will affect all divisions of the company as MySpace looks to get lean before parading in front of potential buyers. While a sale is not confirmed, MySpace is doing all that it can. In other news, Google is launching the first-ever online global science fair, hoping to find the next Einstein. The Google Science Fair is open to all students worldwide between the ages of 13-18. Projects will be made completely online by registering a Google Site and can be completed by up to three teammates. And finally, the US Senate judiciary committee wants to pass legislation that would grant the government sweeping antipiracy powers. The legislation would allow the attorney general to force service providers to take action against pirating websites. While entertainment industries heavily favor the bill, many ISP executives don’t see it passing anytime soon.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 12, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).