Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 29, 2011

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Amazon announced the Kindle Fire, a $200 7-inch tablet computer. The device is Wi-Fi only and an Amazon Prime account gives you access to thousands of e-books and streaming videos. You can also download apps through Amazon’s Android app store. The tablet ships November 15th with pre-orders available now. In other news, a report found that Facebook is saving up to 800 pages of personal information for each one of its users. While this information shouldn’t be shocking, it does mean that hackers could have a field day with such a large volume of stored personal data. And finally, Groupon is quietly entering online retailing by offering discounts on products like Ray Bans, mattresses and TVs. Called Groupon Goods, the deals are being offered in random batches of emails with plans to roll out the full retail section 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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