Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 12, 2011

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Social media’s long forgotten MySpace laid off 500 of its staff cutting the workforce nearly in half. The move will affect all divisions of the company as MySpace looks to get lean before parading in front of potential buyers. While a sale is not confirmed, MySpace is doing all that it can. In other news, Google is launching the first-ever online global science fair, hoping to find the next Einstein. The Google Science Fair is open to all students worldwide between the ages of 13-18. Projects will be made completely online by registering a Google Site and can be completed by up to three teammates. And finally, the US Senate judiciary committee wants to pass legislation that would grant the government sweeping antipiracy powers. The legislation would allow the attorney general to force service providers to take action against pirating websites. While entertainment industries heavily favor the bill, many ISP executives don’t see it passing anytime soon.

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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