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Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal's Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards). For more information visit

Entries by Shelly Palmer

The Third Party Data Chronicles: They Should Call It a Dun(ce) Number

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 9:41 AM

Data is more powerful in the presence of other data. That is a hard, fast, immutable law. But what do you do when you run out of first party data (the data you collect yourself)? Or, what if you simply don't have enough meaningful data to build the model you...

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Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

(12) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 10:19 AM

iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

The most impressive thing about Apple's iPhone 6 launch event was not the hardware, software or the company's fantastic ecosystem. It wasn't Apple Heath or even Apple Pay. It was Apple's clear and well-executed strategy.

While the...

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Data Science 101: Definitions You Need to Know

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 11:25 AM

Our 7th Annual Media Technology Summit is just a few weeks away, and the subject of data science is going to be front and center. Each and every one of us creates a wealth of data every day, but... information is not knowledge. The data must be wrangled and...

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My Banned Word Holiday Rant

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 11:13 AM

Banned Words

According to the US Department of Labor (, Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national...

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Change Your Password With LEET

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 5:39 PM

I am an advocate of strong passwords -- inconvenient, long, strong passwords.  7-1d7w!Ka was my Yahoo! password until a few hours ago.  Can you guess the phrase I based it on?  Hint ... it's written in LEET and it is a famous phrase from the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard...

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What a Difference a Week Makes: The Old 'New' Media Landscape: 21stCF, TW, T-Free, Sprint

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 10:08 AM

What a difference a week makes. At our Innovation Series breakfast this past week, I was planning to discuss my recent article, The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint. We sent out our pre-breakfast discussion guide just as the Twenty-First Century Fox/Time Warner and Sprint/T-Mobile deals blew...

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The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 10:13 AM

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them are completed, the impact will be felt across the value chain, Hollywood will be shaken to its core and we will live in a...

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Israel's Iron Dome

(4) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 11:13 AM

The politics of the conflict between Hamas and the State of Israel are well documented, and I'm sure you have already formed an opinion about who is at fault and what must be done. This article is not about any of that. It's not about right or wrong, good or...

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LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 10:12 AM


If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd would run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphone available today, July 20, 2014. This may or may...

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

(30) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 4:47 PM

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Will Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 replace your laptop? That's the million-dollar question. Microsoft says it absolutely can -- and it's right.

The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's newest tablet. The device has a bigger...

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7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 2:18 PM


A little more than 238 years ago, our forefathers used the best technology available to inspire colonial proto-Americans to revolt against the King of England. At that time, the "best" technology available was the printing press and the "best" social...

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Aereo: It's Over Now

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 3:19 PM


After months of debate and speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against Internet TV service Aereo in a 6-3 decision. The decision was a win for broadcasters that argued Aereo violated their copyright. Even though lesser courts...

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Amazon Fire Phone

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 7:37 PM

Amazon Fire Phone
Amazon finally unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone. #epicfail #at&texclusiveareyoukidding #tooheavyandawkward #toolate #seenitbefore #wherearetheapps #shouldhavecalledzuckandaskedfirst #jeffwhatwereyouthinking

Built around the Amazon Prime experience, the Fire Phone runs the same heavily tweaked version of Android found...

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Cannes: Mobile First

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 11:18 AM


Tickets? Check. Passport? Check. Invitations to awesome parties and events? Check. Mobile phone? Che... err... um... mobile phone? Smart phone? Cell phone?

Heading to the south of France for a conference that self-describes as "the world's greatest celebration of creative...

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Apple Health and HealthKit

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 12:25 PM

Apple Health

When Apple unveiled iOS 8 at WWDC on June 2, it officially marked Apple's entry into the mobile health and Quantified Self arena. While iOS 8 doesn't revolve around health as early reports suggested, it was one...

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Great Tech Gifts For Dads & Grads

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 10:12 AM

Here's my short list of awesome gifts for dads and grads:

If you need a smartphone today... HTC One M8 (MSRP $199 w/ 2-Year Contract)

HTC One M8

Apple and Samsung have held the "best smartphone" crown...

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Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 12:49 PM


Spotify recently announced a major milestone: the music streaming service hit 10 million paying subscribers and now has more than 40 million active users across 56 markets worldwide.

Since Spotify launched in 2008, more than 12 billion hours of music...

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It's Still The Information Super Toll Road: An Intended Consequence of Net Neutrality

(4) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 12:30 PM

Toll Plaza

On May 15, 2014, the FCC voted to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new rules known as "Open Internet" rules -- the new name for Net Neutrality. If you are a provider of Internet services,...

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Nike Fuel Is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands a Fad?

(4) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 4:27 PM

Nike+ Fuelband SE

Nike recently discontinued Nike Fuel bands and fired a bunch of related staff. President and CEO Mark Parker said:

"I think we will be part of wearables going forward. It'll be integrated into other products...
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Aereo v. Broadcasters: Things to Ponder

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 10:36 AM

According to, "With Aereo, you can watch real, live TV through a tiny remote antenna you control over the Internet -- from home or anywhere in your home coverage area."

If you're a TV viewer with a broadband...

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