Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 4, 2011

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A recent Nielsen report says that iPhones are still number one in the USA with iOS occupying 28.6% of the market, the advantage is only a few points ahead of its now arch rival Google Android. While Apple currently has the lead, 40% of those who bought a smartphone in the past 6 months chose Android. In other news, Google is developing a digital newsstand that would bring electronic versions of popular publications to devices running the Android OS. Not surprisingly, Google is going directly after Apple which already sells many major publications through iTunes. Google plans on taking a smaller cut on publication sales than Apple as an incentive to drive publishers to the platform. And finally, Do you want a tablet, but don’t want to shell out $600? Taiwanese manufacturer ACO is releasing a $200 8-inch Android tablet at this years CES. While the price may make this device attractive, you often get what you pay for.

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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