Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 9, 2011

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You will now be able to watch movies through Facebook. Warner Brothers is allowing users to rent The Dark Knight and stream it right through the site. You can use Facebook Credits to purchase the movie and $3 gives you a 480hour rental. More titles will be available in coming months. In other news, Google has officially purchased Next New Networks, a video production company, to help make better YouTube content. The company specializes in producing low cost professional video content and its YouTube channel has attracted billions of views. Google knows that better content means more ad revenue. And finally, Adobe Labs has created a new tool called Wallaby that will play Flash files on devices that don’t normally support it. The software converts Flash to HTML5 on the go and was created to help iOS compatibility. The solution isn’t perfect but it will give your iPad Flash.

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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