Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 2, 2011

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Netflix’s price hikes have officially rolled out, doubling the cost of some plans. Combined streaming and single DVD-rental plans now cost about $16, but if you mostly use instant watch you can enjoy the $7.99 option. Check your account and make sure you know what you’re paying for. In other news, Microsoft is finally departing from Window’s “Start” bar interface with the tablet-compatible Windows 8. The newest iteration is due out fall of next year and boasts lots of bright colored boxes whooshing around the screen. If you can’t stand the interface, you’ll have the option to use the traditional one. And finally, about 251,000 encrypted cables being shared between WikiLeaks and the Guardian newspaper are now all over the Internet. The documents could potentially put U.S. informants at risk, as numerous names and confidential information can be found within.

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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