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As the tablet wars heatup, Fusion Garage announced that its new Joojoo offering will ship by the end of the month. The controversial touch-screen tablet, formerly known as the CrunchPad, is 12″ and, unlike the iPad, will support Flash. One of the biggest selling points for the Joojoo is that with a 720P screen and HD Flash capability, users will be able to seamlessly stream content from Hulu and other video networks.

In other tablet news, Amazon purchased touch-screen company called Toucho yesterday. Toucho specializes in flexible, multi-touch screens that could potentially transform the Kindle into a more powerful tablet. (Think, SuperKindle!) Analysts believe the purchase is a signal that the next line of Kindle’s will not only feature color screens, but force-sensitive color screens.

A new text service is set to offer patients the ability to text a doctor for medical advice. Currently in beta, and only available to health care professionals and the media, Truth On Call will allow patients to text a question or symptom to a group of Doctors, whose responses will be culled together. While the service will cost $50 per question, it hopes to crowd-source answers from Doctors around the country, in order for patients to determine the best way to treat an illness or ailment.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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