Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 18, 2011

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Skype just made it a whole lot easier to video chat with friends and family. You can now sync Skype’s application with your Facebook account and initiate a video chat with any of your friends. The best part? Your friends can answer the call right from Facebook. In other news, Salvation Army volunteers are trading their red buckets for credit card machines. Bell ringers across the country will be armed with smartphones and a mobile credit card reader from the company Square. You might not have any spare change, but Salvation Army bets your carrying plastic. And finally, kids are no longer clamoring for the newest Barbie on Christmas, they want iPads. In a Nielsen survey, 44% of kids between the ages of 6 and 12 said the iPad was their most sought after gift. At $500, it may be wishful thinking.

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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