Make Telephone Calls via Gmail

Make Telephone Calls via Gmail
Google introduced a new service that allows Gmail users to place telephone calls directly from their email accounts. Calls made to phones in the U.S. and Canada are free, and International calls to countries like Japan and Britain are as low as 2 cents per minute. Google’s new service is expected to be a major competitor to Skype.

Debate: FM Chips in Mobile Devices?
The National Association of Broadcasters and the Recording Industry Association of America are asking Congress to mandate that FM receivers be put in all cell phones and mobile devices. Proponents claim the implementation of the FM chip would be for public safety, while opponents argue that the NAB and RIAA are trying to access a larger audience and continue to support radio, a business that consumers are abandoning. I’ll tell you the real story this Sunday.

Kindle 3 Flying Off the Shelf
The new Amazon Kindle 3 has seen higher sales in the last four weeks than any of the previous versions during the same time period. The Kindle 3 isn’t dramatically different from its predecessors. It features a slimmer body, 20% faster page turn, more storage and the battery lasts up to one month.

Woman Throws Cat Away
A woman from Coventry, England has been placed in protective custody after throwing a cat in a trash bin. Mary Bale was caught on tape walking down the street, when for no apparent reason, she decided to close a cat in a trash bin and walk away. The owners caught Bale on tape with their closed circuit security camera and placed the video on YouTube.  Police placed Bale in protective custody by to keep her safe from angry people who saw the video online.

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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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