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11/10/2009 08:56 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NFL Star Larry Johnson Released After Twitter Outrage: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer November 10, 2009

The Kansas City Chiefs released star running back Larry Johnson after the athlete repeatedly slammed coaches and fans on Twitter. Due to the incident, Johnson, who had recently been suspended for misconduct, is no longer apart of the organization and currently searching for a new home. Aside from causing problems in the locker room and on Twitter, Johnson also used the service to make homophobic remarks at a user responding to Johnson's claims that the Chiefs' coach was not up to par.

News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch wants to block content from the Wall Street Journal and other News Corp publications from Google. Murdoch plans to couple the Google block with his decision to charge for all News Corp online content.

Beginning today, Yahoo will provide free Wi-Fi to the Times Square area. Through a deal with the Times Square Alliance, Yahoo hopes to bring the estimated half a million visitors Times Square receives daily the ability to get on the web. Yahoo says the move is "is the latest literal expression of Yahoo!'s promise to be at the center of people's online lives."

Sony will allow consumers to purchase Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs on Blu-ray and through web connected televisions before DVD. The move, which the company has experimented with in the past, finds Sony experimenting with various release strategies, while also trying to bolster the sale of Blu-ray discs, which the company manufactures. The film will be available for an entire month on Internet connected Bravia's and Blu-ray before it is available on DVD.

Nokia is recalling 14 million mobile phone charger. The cellular phone manufacturer will replace the phones for free as some may be shocking customers. If you've purchased a Nokia phone or phone charger in 2009, you may want to check Nokia's site for more information.

Shelly Palmer is a consultant and the host of MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer a daily show featuring news you can use about technology, media & entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group LLC and the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV. Shelly is also President of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. You can join the MediaBytes mailing list here. Shelly can be reached at shelly@palmer.net For information about Get Digital Classes, visit www.shellypalmer.com/seminars