TikTok. Tick-tock, tick-tock.


Kevin Mayer quit. Tick-tock. The deadline for the sale is November 12. Tick-tock. The Trump Administration wants to “clean” America’s internet of Chinese spyware. Tick-tock. The countdown to a virtual border wall between the U.S. and China is well under way. The ramifications of this are politically, technologically, and sociologically significant, and that’s before you start playing the “who wins, who loses” game.

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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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