Google's MS Office Killer

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

Lookout Microsoft, Google is on the attack. The search giant announced major, much-needed updates to Google Docs, its cloud-based version of Microsoft Office. The new software has better collaborative tools and is really trying to be a direct replacement for its Microsoft counterpart. Let the office suite wars begin.

In other news, just a day after MobiTV rolled out its new iPhone app, the major networks and studios announced that they are teaming up to bring premium content to your mobile devices. And, interestingly, they are planning on using TV technology to do it. Real mobile video is getting closer everyday.

Twitter may have figured out a way to make money. The micro-blogging service is going to allow advertisers to sponsor tweets through its Promoted tweet service. Like there isn’t enough self-serving promotion on Twitter already.

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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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