Smartphones Go to War


ArmyTimes reports that the Army is considering giving its members smartphones as a way to stay constantly connected. But instead of checking Facebook statuses, the phones will tap into the Army’s private network and allow for¬†instantaneous battleground updates. With Apple products already prevalent in their infrastructure, the iPhone would serve as an easy choice for integration. While there are no definite plans for iPhone deployments, Army leaders state that using this technology “just works,” assuming they buy a plastic bumper. Read the full story at

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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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