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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at the Newhouse School of Public Communications, the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with tech strategy & solutions, and the co-founder of Metacademy, a free educational platform that teaches practical applications of blockchain, crypto, NFTs, Web3, and the metaverse.
Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, co-hosts the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett, and writes the popular daily business blog, Think About This.

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Apple Wants 30% of Gas Fees

According to Coinbase Wallet (a very popular cryptocurrency and NFT wallet), Apple would not approve an update to its app until it removed a feature that allowed users to transfer NFTs. Apple believes it is entitled to 30% of the transaction fees ("gas fees" in crypto parlance) paid to blockchain validators and miners whenever an NFT is sent from a Coinbase Wallet. Continue Reading →

South Dakota TikTok Nonsense

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed an executive order officially banning the social media app TikTok from state-owned devices that can access the internet, like phones and laptops. The move comes as concerns grow over the platform’s alleged infringement on national security. Continue Reading →

Twitter Content Moderators Reassigned

According to transparency.twitter.com, "Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy." I'm not sure when this was posted, but I learned about it this morning. Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two NFTs

I can't help but think back to the middle of 2000 when any mention of the web or the internet or even the hint of a dot-com would get you laughed out of every VC’s office. The internet was alive and well and growing strong, but Wall Street was angry at itself for getting caught up in a bubble of its own making, and it took a year or two for financiers to collectively come to their senses and start investing again. Continue Reading →