Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 27, 2011

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Netflix struck a multiyear dear with the DreamWorks Animation studio, bringing animated movies like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda to the streaming service. The deal won’t completely make up for Netflix’s loss of Disney and to make matters worse, the new content won’t be available until 2013. In other news, Google is working with the Israel Antiquities Authority to put the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls online. Five of the most important scrolls are now available and have been translated to English. Nearly all the scrolls should be available by 2016. And finally, news of Amazon’s keeps surfacing as the company is expected to make its big announcement this Wednesday. New information confirms a 7” backlit touch screen and a look similar to BlackBerry’s PlayBook. Amazon has named it the Kindle Fire, to differentiate it from its other e-readers.

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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