Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 2, 2011

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Verizon and American Express recently announced a joint venture that will bring mobile payment to Verizon wireless customers. Using AmEx’s Serve platform, users can send, deposit and spend money from their virtual bank account. The money can be used between users or at point-of-sale wherever American Express is accepted. In other news, Adobe is toeing the line between Flash and HTML5 as the standard for web animation with the preview release of its newest software. The software called Edge allows designers to create Flash-like websites with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get interface. Whether Flash or HTML5 wins out for the future of web-based animation, Adobe isn’t putting its eggs in one basket. And finally, researchers have created the world’s smallest battery, thinner than a strand of hair. The batteries could potentially power nanomachines—microscopic robots that can enter our bloodstream and work alongside cells. Science fiction is becoming a reality.

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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