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Soon you’ll never have to run for the remote to turn down an obnoxiously loud commercial. The FCC passed the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, which will require commercials to maintain the same volume as what you were previously watching. The law comes into effect in December of next year. In other news, there are a bunch of options for storing your files in the cloud and Microsoft’s newest promotion is the biggest yet. If you’re an iOS user, Microsoft’s SkyDrive app will let you store up to 25GB of music, documents and files and sync them across devices, for free. And finally, according to the Washington Post, federal investigators are looking into allegations that Carrier IQ’s software tracks user activity on over 150 million cellphones. The FBI has refused to confirm or deny whether they used the data themselves.

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Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 14, 2011" by @ShellyPalmer

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