Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 18, 2011

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Research in Motion will offer BlackBerry subscribers $100 in select apps to compensate for its service outage. Starting Wednesday, users can download a selection of free paid apps including Photo Editor Ultimate and More selections will be made available over a month’s time. In other news, Amazon will publish 122 books this fall in both physical and electronic formats. Amazon is looking to cut out publishers and agents, by directly signing authors to its program. Traditional publishers are rightfully outraged, as Amazon has the ability to pay for talent, distribute the books and ship them to your doorstep. And finally, the FCC is implementing rules that force wireless carriers to notify you before making unexpected charges to your bill. The new guidelines will require companies to send you notifications when you’re voice, data or texting limits are being reached.

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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