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I'm CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. I was named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology and I co-host "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin." You can see me weekly on Good Day New York, where I cover tech and business, read my column in Adweek, or catch my regular commentaries on CNN and CNBC. I am also the founder of pgx.tech, an invitation-only social network focused on business, tech, culture, and innovation.

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Ransomware Attacks. Are you next?

A ransomware attack forced the Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S., to shut itself down on Friday. In response, the U.S. government has declared a state of emergency to keep fuel supply lines open while the Colonial Pipeline Company does its best to get the pipeline back online. It is unclear what impact this shutdown will have on gas supply or gas prices. Experts say it depends on how quickly operations resume. Continue Reading →

Tales from under the Merkle Tree

As she approached the entrance to the club, she gave the frame of her new prescription AR glasses a gentle squeeze. When she got to the door, it appeared to turn green, indicating recognition that she was over 21 years of age. Then, a message appeared along with a friendly voice asking for the 5 ADA cover charge. She shook her head yes. A moment later, the door opened, which indicated that the transaction had cleared. And so begins a story about life in a trustless, decentralized world − a tale from under the Merkle tree. Continue Reading →