Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 14, 2011

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Microsoft unveiled its newest operating system, Windows 8 at this years Build conference. The interface puts a heavy emphasis on touchscreen use and sharing content with friends through a sidebar called the ‘Share Charm.’ The other most notable feature is a universal search for documents, social networks and applications. In other news, Facebook is introducing a new way to organize your friends into usable smaller lists. Similar to Google+’s circles, you can create groups of friends and choose to share specific content with only that group. Look out for the update later this week. And finally, Google rolled out the first phase of its flight search, letting users plan travel with open-ended search queries. It currently only supports searches for travel to major cities through economy class, round-trip flights, but expect a robust flight planner in the future.

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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