Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 1, 2011

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The U.S. Justice Department is suing to block the potential merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. It’s argued that the $39 billion merger would be a violation of antitrust policy by limiting wireless competition. AT&T still wants to pursue the deal and will have to spend an eternity battling the government in court. In other news, Google launched an offline version of Gmail that lets users organize their mail and draft messages that will send once you go online. Offline versions of Google Docs and Calendar will roll out soon, with offline document editing in the works for a future release. And finally, Facebook is working on a platform that will make it easier to share your music, movie and videogame activity with friends. Basically, this just means that your news feed will become cluttered with more stuff your friends are doing

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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