Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs is taking a leave of absence while recovering from a rare form of cancer. The leave comes after a liver transplant in 2009 and reports that Jobs can’t maintain a steady weight. Apple’s COO, Tim Cook, will take over the day-to-day operations as the tech world waits for one of its visionaries to regain his health. In other news, Facebook is now granting apps access to users’ telephone numbers and home addresses. Unless you deny access, Facebook can feed your contact information to any app that requests it. The next time you add a Facebook app, make sure you actually read what information they want in return. And finally, a breakthrough in cloning technology has one scientist predicting a Woolly Mammoth birth within 4 years. The technique successfully cloned a mouse from a 16 year-old frozen cell and could work for the Mammoth. An African elephant would act as the surrogate mother, rebirthing the 5,000 year-old beast.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 18, 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).