Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 29, 2010

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A report from McAfee Labs states that future malware threats will focus on mobile, social and location-based services. Is there a real danger? Maybe. Experts predict that Apple-targeted malware will become much more prevalent. Apple’s success has made it a much larger target. In other news, recent comments by Netflix spokesman Steve Swasey suggest that the company will be aggressively expanding to an international consumer base. Despite Canadian success, Netflix may have a hard time convincing consumers in Europe to switch from Lovefilm, a similar service currently dominating their streaming market. And finally, privately held companies like Facebook and Twitter have been trading their shares privately and the SEC thinks its time to investigate. With hundred of millions of dollars being thrown around for assets like social gaming company Zynga, the SEC would be interested in just how many shareholders these companies have. By avoiding the public markets, these stock trades are also avoiding SEC regulations. Visit shellypalmer.com to read all about it, I’m Shelly Palmer.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. 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 and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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