Shelly Palmer

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    Net Neutrality Facts and Issues

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC’s Digital Life with Shelly Palmer Rename it ‘No User Left Behind?’ I wrote this article back in September of 2009 in response to the FCC Chairman’s first articulation of the Six Principles of Net Neutrality. The US Appeals Court ruling against the FCC (and in...

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    TV Manufacturers Ignore Standards, Social Media

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life with Shelly Palmer An Unlearned Lesson from NAB I've just returned home from the NAB, the National Association of Broadcasters annual meeting. As usual, it was at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Happily, it was very well attended and, even more happily, everyone...

  • Motorola
    Motorola Droid Smartphone Follow-up Review

    I am happy to report that the Droid is a pretty good phone, has a serviceable speakerphone...

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    Understanding the FCC National Broadband Plan

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life with Shelly Palmer As you know, Congress asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a formal recommendation about how to make America a 21st century information powerhouse. In the latest survey, we were ranked 18th in broadband speed, just behind the Czech Republic....

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    Is Broadband Explainable?

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC’s Digital Life with Shelly Palmer I just finished a radio interview with Kitty, a very nice talk show host somewhere in the Midwest. We did five minutes on “broadband.” She started by telling her audience that she had recently been on Twitter tweeting about her...

  • Apple
    Apple’s Maxi iPad with Wings

    So, with this insane fanboy intro, you should be expecting a serious love letter to Cupertino about...

  • Amazon
    Amazon Kindle DX vs. Kindle 2 Review

    A bunch of e-readers will be coming to market in the next few months. Each is offering...

  • Motorola
    Motorola Droid Smartphone Review

    First, this is a real Motorola phone running on the Verizon network. It’s a great phone and...

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    iPhone 3G S vs. BlackBerry Tour or Curve

    vs. On the other hand, a BlackBerry Curve (or Tour) on Verizon Wireless is not only an...

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    Revver’s Financial Woes: Business vs. A Business Model

    This week, Greg Sandoval posted a story on CNET about revver.com. The article says that Revver (the online video site) has fallen on hard times and the company, which raised almost $13 million in venture capital, is on the block for “$300,000 to $500,000, as well as the assumption of the company’s...

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    Common Currency: Key to Video Advertising (Broadcast or Online) Measurement

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC This week TNS Media Research announced a new service called TNS DirecTV View. The service offers second-by-second ratings data for satellite TV customers. As an analytical tool it is similar to TiVo's StopWatch, which offers second-by-second ratings data for DVR users....

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    Steve Jobs Ends the Applezoic Era

    MacBook Air Apple introduced the world's thinnest notebook, a MacBook that measures only .16 inches at its...

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    Key Take-aways From CES 2008

    You might think that "so thin, the remote control is actually thicker" is hyperbole. Not so. Sony...

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    WGA Strikers: Don’t Cross the Streams

    The Writer’s strike has been going on just a bit too long now. Both sides are back at the negotiating table. That’s good. Talking is a good thing. However, if you are going to talk, it’s better if you know what you are talking about. Before we start, I want to make...

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    Facebook’s Beacon of Despair

    The first time Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, got into social networking netiquette trouble with his online friends was back in September of 2006. Power users of the nascent site were aghast when suddenly, every thing they did on Facebook was instantly and automatically fed to everyone of their Facebook...

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    Greenish Media

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC We'd been on line for over an hour. It was a Tuesday, which was an even numbered license day. There were just two cars in front of us now. Maybe 10 more minutes and we'd be on the road. The station...

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    The Writer’s Strike: Networked Television’s First Death Match

    The WGA went on strike this past Monday and everyone, from blogger to professional pundit, has been talking about which shows will continue to air, which will stop, when, how — some reports have even taken a shot a why. Sound bites and articles written to scare TV fans into abject despair...