Shelly Palmer: Cool & Useful Websites

Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

Amazon is selling music downloads a day early and way cheaper then Apple.  Price war? Nope. Apple is trying to use its considerable clout to get the record labels to rethink their super-consumer-friendly promotional relationship with Amazon.  Who will win? Right now, you — some albums sell for as little as $2.99 on

In other Apple news, Steve Jobs is in talks with Hollywood studios about hosting movies in the Apple Cloud. If a deal is reached, iTunes users would be able to remotely store movies and music on Apple’s servers, giving them access to entertainment anywhere. Wondering why? Think WiFi and iPad.

In a decision that will all but kill Real Networks, it will be forced to stop selling its RealDVD burning software. If you remember, Hollywood studios immediately sued Real Networks about RealDVD.  The industry considered it a piracy-enabling tool.  Winner, Hollywood! Except for the dozens of other ways you can pirate a movie.

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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



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