Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 15, 2011

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If you want an iPhone, but don’t want to get locked into a contract, Apple has started selling unlocked iPhone 4s. The phone will work on any GSM carrier worldwide and will allow you to switch providers at any time. The 16GB version will put you back $649. In other news, Google recently announced a slew of improvements to its search engine that will roll out in the near future. Voice activated search in 27 languages will become available for anyone using the Chrome desktop browser. Google will also soon let you search by uploading an image. And finally, Comcast has struck a deal with Skype that will bring the voice service to every Comcast HDTV. Assuming the TV has a webcam installed, customers can make video calls to any other Skype user while flipping the channels. A launch date has yet to be announced.

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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