Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 14, 2011

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Police forces are preparing to use hand-held facial-recognition devices starting as early as September. The device attaches to an iPhone and would allow officers to snap a picture, then immediately match someone’s face to their record. The technology could become as commonplace as taking fingerprints. In other news, Microsoft announced plans to expand its retail stores to 75 new locations within the next three years. Retail stores have been a key proponent of Apple’s success and Microsoft is undoubtedly making up for abandoning its store strategy a decade ago. Microsoft currently has 11 retail stores open, all located in the United States. And finally, the Wall Street Journal recently reported that would release its own tablet PC before October. The tablet will have a 9” screen and act primarily as a multimedia device. Amazon’s success with the Kindle could make its tablet a dark horse competitor against the iPad.

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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