Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 3, 2010

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Amazon.com has stopped hosting WikiLeaks on its servers. In a tweet, WikiLeaks responded by saying, “If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books.” Wrong, the first amendment says the government can’t legislate what we say, Amazon is a private business and has the absolute right to business as they please – that’s what the first amendment says. In other news, YouTube viewers can now choose to skip pre-roll ads when watching videos on the site. What’s in it for advertisers? They only pay if the viewer actually watches their ads. And finally, people do strange things when their hearts get broken, one jilted ex found an interesting and relatively harmless way to get back at his cheating ex-girlfriend. He hacked into her Netflix account and kept rating movies until Netflix started recommending movies for her that included: “The Scarlett Letter,” “Unfaithful,” “Indecent Proposal,” “Bambi.” Not subtle.

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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