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Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer. He is a trusted strategic advisor to the C-Suite of leading digital media, content, broadcasting and technology firms and a key driver of market, technology and strategic direction, as well as acquisition strategies, for his clients such as Unilever, Travelers, Astra Zeneca, Ford, GE, Fox (21CF), Meredith, Viacom, Condé Nast, Clear Channel and Verizon.

Palmer is well known as Fox 5 New York's on-air tech expert and for his work on the Emmy-nominated television show, Shelly Palmer Digital Living and the host of as his nationally syndicated daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. He is the patented inventor of the underlying technology for Enhanced Television used by programs such as ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

An award-winning composer, producer, writer and director, Palmer has worked with hundreds of brands, agencies, broadcasters, publishers and tech platforms on advertising and marketing campaigns such as, Meow Mix, Burger King and The City of Las Vegas.

He is the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV 2nd Edition (York House Press, 2008) the seminal book about the technological, economic, and sociological forces that are changing everything, Overcoming The Digital Divide: How to use Social Media and Digital Tools to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career (York House Press, 2011) and Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World (York House Press, 2013). For more information, visit

Entries by Shelly Palmer

Which Came First? The Chicken or the Egg... Data Science Can Help

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 11:26 AM

Imagine that you are a professional observer with a magic telescope. Like ordinary telescopes, it lets you see things that are far away, but this one is attached to a magic screen, so I can use it to tell my story.

On your magic screen, you see a farm in...

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Freewheel WiFi Phone Service from Cablevision - Taking 'Voice as an App' to a New Level

(3) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 12:27 AM

Earlier this week, the digerati assembled at the Gramercy Park Hotel to hear a very proud James Dolan, CEO of Cablevision Systems Corporation and Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, gleefully announce the launch of Cablevision's Freewheel WiFi Phone Service. The event was Cablevision's first ever consumer product...

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Emperor of the Internet

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 11:13 AM

January 30, 2021 -- The message was everywhere. Online, on mobile, on television, on email, on everything... everywhere.

I am NoMan, Emperor of the Internet, Online Imperator and Lord of IPv6, Imperial ruler of the web, Grand King of the Ethernet, Keeper of the Royal Encryption Algorithms, Monarch of Virtual...
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US Tech Policy: SOTU 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 12:35 PM

My friends who like to discuss politics and my colleagues who like to write about politics have made it clear to me that President Obama's State of the Union Address was precisely what they expected. My Blue State friends loved it, my Red State friends hated it, and nothing I...

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Fast and Affordable Broadband for Everyone

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 2:35 PM

According to a White House fact sheet, President Obama has announced "steps he will discuss in the State of the Union to help more Americans, in more communities around the country, get access to fast and affordable broadband."

The fact sheet goes on to say, "High-speed, low-cost broadband...

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CES 2015 Wrap-up

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 3:06 PM

I loved CES this year. (The 2015 International CES®). Everything about it was interesting, awesome and inspiring, except... the traffic, the shuttle queues and the cab lines. Here's a quick, very short list of things that got my undivided attention this year.

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The 2015 International CES: What You'll See

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 4:12 PM

The 2015 International CES® (January 6-9, Las Vegas) is one of the world's largest trade shows. Its sheer size can be daunting... over 150,000 attendees will visit over 3,600 exhibitors covering over 2,000,000 square feet of exhibit space. Where do you start? Here's a quick overview of what to see...

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Sony Hackers: 'The World Will Be Full of Fear'

(5) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 10:04 AM

According to the wikiality of the Interweb (in other words, according to hundreds of sources reposting the same message, but without actual verification), a hacker group known as "The Guardians of Peace" has communicated the following:


We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places...

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The Best Action Cams: GoPro vs. SJCAM 4000 vs. Polaroid vs. Drift Ghost vs. Garmin Virb Elite

(3) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 11:14 AM

If you just want to memorialize your cab 1080 double cork, or are planning to parachute out of a capsule from the edge of space this holiday season, you're probably in the market for an action cam. GoPro is the category leader,...

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The Evolution of Demography

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 10:23 AM

The 2015 International CES is just around the corner. If you walk the show floors (there will be several this year) one of the first things you will notice about the devices on display is how much data they will generate. What will we do with the data?...

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Pilgrim Tech: The Hottest Tech Trends of 1620

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 12:43 AM

On August 15, 1620, the "Old Comers" set sail on two merchant ships: the Mayflower and the Speedwell. Sadly, the Speedwell was not up to the task and was forced to return to port about a month into its journey. My great-great-greatest-grandfather...

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Five Ways You'll Be Hacked on Cyber Monday

(2) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 12:21 PM

According to a June 2014 study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the likely annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime could reach $575 billion. It's a big number. Here are five ways hackers will try to get you to contribute to it while you enthusiastically...

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The Internet: Public Utility or Private Enterprise?

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 10:05 AM

There's a page on entitled: "Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet." For this article, let's use the President's nomenclature. Net Neutrality = A Free and Open Internet.

What exactly does that mean?

Common sense would tell us that a "free and open Internet"...

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CBSN: An Interactive Streaming News Network

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 11:31 PM

It's day one of the new world order. CBS News has created an online live/on-demand 15-hour-per-day news service targeting consumers who prefer to consume video news on connected devices:

"CBSN is an important example of how CBS is able to leverage the unique strengths, talent and competitive advantages...

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À La Carte Cable Is Almost Here

(8) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 1:44 PM

In his recent blog post, "Tech Transitions, Video, and the Future," Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), writes:

"I am asking the Commission to start a rulemaking proceeding in which we would modernize our interpretation of the term 'multichannel video programming distributor' (MVPD) so that it...
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Will Silicon Valley Buy Hollywood?

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 11:08 AM


There's an old saying: "Why buy the cow when you can extend your platform with the benefit of relatively low-risk milk, concentrate on exceptional user experiences, and benefit from data for free (or at marginal cost)?"

"Apple should buy Disney." Why?...

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A Conference I Would Personally Like To Attend

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 12:05 PM

If you wanted to, you could attend some kind of trade event every few days. There are so many. How do you choose the conferences you "must" attend?

I asked myself this question hundreds of times as we were programing our upcoming 7th Annual Media Technology Summit. Looking over...

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BeamPro: From Parlor Trick to Paradigm Shift

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 1:39 AM

This picture of my family was taken last week. You may notice that one of my sons looks like a talking head on a video monitor. Three weeks ago, he moved to Hong Kong. This is the story of how he attended a very important family gathering (from 8,047 miles...

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Have an iPhone 6? Apple Says, 'Bend Over'

(10) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 4:22 PM

Bent iPhone

Right after the iPhone 4 was released (back in June 2010), people noticed that holding the device in a normal, natural way caused it to drop calls. I remember this well because not only was it a fact that I...

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

(1) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 10:41 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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