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Here's what's going to happen. You are going to read this post up to the point where you agree with me or you don't. Then, either you will find something else to do or, if I have your attention, you will write a comment or an email that espouses your world view. This sounds great. Exce...
Experts are debating whether the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) email system was hacked by the Russian military intelligence service (G.R.U.) or Guccifer 2.0, a lone wolf Romanian hacker. While this is a very important question, the answer will not change the results: over 20,00...
The Samsung Note7 is Samsung's best phablet yet. It has a great screen, it's waterproof and the S-Pen is better than ever. When you pair it with the new Samsung Gear 360, you get an amazing new way to take and post 360 videos and stills. Shelly Palmer talks about it with Kerry Drew ans...
Much has been written about why and how Facebook is killing clickbait and what effect that might have on publishers, agencies and marketers. But to truly understand the impact of this newly updated anti-clickbait algorithm, you need to consider a few other recent Facebook policy change...
Apple CarPlay lets your car display a familiar, iOS-like interface. So too with Android Auto and its Google Now-ish display. But your new car has a built-in set of similar features that are ergonomically and technologically integrated. Should you plug your smartphone into the Apple Car...
Experts are debating whether the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) email system was hacked by the Russian military intelligence service (G.R.U.) or Guccifer 2.0, a lone wolf Romanian hacker. While this is a very important question, the answer will not change the results: over 20,00...
Augmented Reality (AR) is not new, but thanks to Pokémon Go it is newly relevant. The game has broken every record for adoption, users, and time spent, and it has given Nintendo a much-needed boost in both buzz and market cap – oh, and it's super-fun to play. Even if you never download...
Augmented Reality (AR) is not new, but thanks to Pokémon Go it is newly relevant. The game has broken every record for adoption, users, and time spent, and it has given Nintendo a much-needed boost in both buzz and market cap – oh, and it's super-fun to play. Shelly Palmer talks about ...
The number of network-connected smartphones is racing toward 3 billion. What impact will it have on how we live our lives. Shelly Palmer talks about it with Kerry Drew and Juliet Huddy on Fox 5. Original Airdate: July 12, 2016 The post Shelly Palmer talks about Facebook Live on Fox 5 ...
Today, there are over 2 billion ordinary people carrying social network–connected video cameras. Notwithstanding what you're hearing from talking heads on TV, this is not new news. The number of smartphones is racing toward 3 billion, and the trajectory and pace of this technological c...
In the 1770s, America was a relatively low tech, agrarian society. But all that was about to change. So here, for your Independence Day reading pleasure, are the eight hottest tech trends circa 1776. The post 8 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776 originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
The impact of BREXIT is so vast that we may never fully understand its effect. I discuss some thoughts about the near-term impact BREXIT will have on the tech sector and make a few educated guesses at the outcome. With Kerry Drew and Juliet Huddy on Fox 5. Original Airdate: June 28, ...
The transformation of "potential energy" to "stupidity" that caused BREXIT is so vast that we may never fully understand its effect. I'm not a political pundit, so I'll leave the politics of BREXIT to others. Technology is the core focus of my advisory practice, and our solutions grou...
Is Edwin the Duck all it's quacked up to be? Shelly Palmer talks about connected ducks and connected athletes on Fox 5 New York. Original Airdate: June 21, 2016 The post Shelly Palmer Talks About Edwin The Duck & Samsung’s Fit2 on Fox 5 originally appeared here on Shelly P...
A federal appeals court upheld the rights of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate broadband (wired and wireless) under Title II of the 1934 Communications act (Title II). Or, to put it another way, regulate the Internet in 2016 like it was the phone system in 1934. T...
When you analyze the effects of fraud, viewability and ad blocking on the digital display advertising business, then add the ever-increasing abilities of the traffic launderers to game the system, you reach an inevitable conclusion: ad tech has evolved into a toxic ecosystem that is ki...
Shelly Palmer talks with Robert Moses and Juliet Huddy about how to future-proof your job using social networking tools and some common sense. Original Airdate: May 31, 2016 The post Future-proof Your Job – Shelly Palmer on Fox 5 originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
When I asked a long-standing business acquaintance of mine why he was interested in data literacy, he said, "Data is all anyone is talking about. I don't know anything about it at all. I thought you guys would be a good place to start." In some cases, this would have been a totally r...
Shelly Palmer talks with Ben Simmoneau and Juliet Huddy and Alexa on Fox 5 about the future of "things that talk." Original Airdate: May 24, 2016 The post Shelly Palmer Talks to the Future and It Talks Back on Fox 5 originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Sometimes I walk into a room and say, “Alexa, what’s the temperature outside?” She answers by speaking the current temperature followed by an abbreviated weather report. She’s so human-like, I have to resist the temptation to say “Thank you” when she finishes. Importantly, Alexa is not...
A vice president at a very large company just sent me a purchase order for a "blue disco ball." That's my metaphoric name for a specific kind of middle management error that most vendors, suppliers and even solutions providers love most. What is a "blue disco ball?" It's every senior e...
A vice president at a very large company just sent me a purchase order for a "blue mirror ball." That's my metaphoric name for a specific kind of middle management error that most vendors, suppliers and even solutions providers love most. What is a "blue mirror ball?" It's every sen...
We just used a few overeducated millennials and some open-source code to get a bunch of cognitive nonrepetitive workers fired. Which sucks! Incredibly, we didn’t use AI or machine learning to do it, just imagination and some free stuff. The bad news is that unless these people learn to...
Because the velocity of data is increasing and will always increase, the need for data literacy is increasing and will always increase. This does not mean that to be successful executive you have to become a data scientist -- quite the contrary. It means that in order to be a success...
How soon will TV transform from wall-mounted 4K flat-screens to a 99-cent app in a VR/AR App Store? That's a question few will ponder this week as the National Association of Broadcasters gathers in Las Vegas for the NAB Show 2016. TV has both defined and enlarged mass communication fo...
Shelly Palmer Talks About Facebook, Apple & The FBI on CNBC with Carl Quintanilla and Kayla Tausche on CNBC. Original Airdate: April 13, 2016 The post Shelly Palmer Talks About Facebook, Apple & The FBI on CNBC originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer has a look at the current VR headset offerings from Oculus, HTC, Sony and Samsung on Fox 5 with Ben Simmoneau and Juliet Huddy. Original Airdate: April 12, 2016 The post Which VR Headset is Right for You? originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Elon Musk recently announced the Tesla Model 3, a sub-$40k, 5-seat plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) with a ~200-mile range that is well positioned to change the world. It should be available sometime in late 2017. As of this writing, the company has received over 325,000 deposits ($1,000...
Should you put a $1,000 deposit down on a Tesla Model 3 or wait for the Chevy Bolt? Shelly Palmer talks about it on Fox 5 with Ben Simmoneau and Juliet Huddy. Original Airdate: April 5, 2016 The post Should You Buy a Tesla Model 3 or a Chevy? Shelly Palmer on Fox originally appeared he...
I don’t like to discuss religion or politics in polite company. It’s pointless. Both subjects provoke passionate lectures espousing personal worldviews, and minds are seldom, if ever, changed. But … after watching some of the speeches and debates, reading some tweets, and switching bet...
Shelly Palmer talks about Google's April Fools prank and how it went wrong on CNN with Richard Quest. Original Airdate: April 1, 2016 The post Shelly Palmer Talks to Richard Quest about Google’s April Fools Issues on CNN originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer Talk About Microsoft's Tay and AI with Richard Quest on CNN. The tweets may be funny, but AI and chatbots are serious business. Original Airdate: March 30, 2016 The post Shelly Palmer Talks About Microsoft’s Tay and AI on CNN originally appeared here on Shelly Palm...
Shelly Palmer talks about the Apple v. FBI case and things you need to know about the Apple Watch and Apple's new iPhone SE and new iPad on Fox 5 with Ben Simmoneau and Juliet Huddy. Original Airdate: March 29, 2016 The post Apple v. FBI and Apple’s New Products on Fox 5 original...
Tay is a combination chatbot and AI system designed by Microsoft to "engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation." It was specifically "targeted at 18 to 24 year olds in the U.S., the dominant users of mobile social chat...
What made move 37 so interesting is that no one expected it. It was early in game two of the million-dollar Google DeepMind Challenge Match, and AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by Google, placed its 19th stone on a part of the game board that no human Go maste...
Shelly Palmer talks about Apple's new iPhone SE, iPad, Apple Watch and other new offerings as well as the Apple encryption issue with Errol Barnett on CNN Newsroom. Original Airdate: March 22, 2016 The post Apple Announces Smaller Gear But Stays Strong on Encyrption originally appeared...
Instagram recently announced the inevitable – it will transition away from its pure, lovable, chronological feed to an algorithmically calculated feed. There are all kinds of goodness in this simple idea. On the other hand, posts that the algorithm scores as "less interesting to you" ...
Shelly Palmer talks about Google's AlphaGo AI System and how it beat 9-dan Go master Lee Sedol 4 games to 1 in the Google DeepMind Challenge on Fox 5 with Juliet Huddy and Kerry Drew. Original Airdate: March 15, 2016 The post Shelly Palmer Talks About AlphaGo vs. Lee Sedol on Fox 5 ori...
Shelly Palmer talks about Apple v. FBI and what it means to you on Fox 5 with Ben Simmoneau and Juliet Huddy. Original Airdate: March 8, 2016 The post Apple v. FBI – What You Need To Know originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Apple v. FBI has started a serious debate about the line between security and privacy. The FBI says this is a case about the contents of one specific iPhone 5c. Apple says this is a case about securing data for everyone. Since current vintage iPhones (5s, 6, 6s) can not be hacked the s...