Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 23, 2011

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Internet connections in Libya are slowly being restored after nearly six months of suppression by Muammar Gaddafi’s crumbling government. Online activity increased as much as 500%, with citizens posting breaking updates of the revolution. It’s still unknown who exactly is controlling the nation’s service. In other news, Ford and Toyota recently announced that the two automakers would work together to make better hybrid trucks and SUVs. The companies are building a hybrid drivetrain that will help full-sized vehicles reach the new fuel economy standards of 54.5 miles-per-gallon by 2025. And finally, Miramax recently launched a Facebook app that lets you rent the studio’s films through the social network. Rentals cost $3 and can be watched over a 48-hour period on the computer, iPad or Google TV. The first offering of 20 movies includes the popular titles Chicago and Pulp Fiction.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin." He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit

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