Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 25, 2011

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Barnes & Noble recently announced a new version of its e-reader the Nook, called The Simple Touch Reader. The device’s 6-inch display is similar to the Kindle, utilizing E Ink technology while still having a touch screen. The new Wi-Fi only Nook costs $139 and will hit stores starting June 10th. In other news, Jack Dorsey’s startup, Square, looks to change the way businesses keep track of sales. Its new app called Register will allow merchants to keep track of inventory and access analytics from an iPad. Square’s Register can also send digital copies of receipts directly to a customer’s smartphone, eliminating paper waste. And finally, a federal judge ruled that Apple’s legal team could see unreleased Samsung products that Apple claims rip off its patents. Included in the devices is the iPad competitor, Samsung’s Galaxy S II tablet. Is it an unfair advantage for Apple to see these products?

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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