Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 20, 2011

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AT&T has withdrawn its $39 billion bid to takeover T-Mobile. The company acknowledged that government opposition had made the deal too difficult to pursue. The Federal Communications Commission stated that the takeover would stifle investment and hurt consumers. In other news, IBM released its yearly predictions for technology that will become part of everyday life within the next five years. The most interesting prediction is the belief that entertainment devices will be able to translate our thoughts into digital actions, by wearing a headset that will read your brainwaves. And finally, wearable devices might just be the future of portable computing. The New York Times reports that Apple and Google are working on a new type of device that relies on your smartphone as a hub for peripheral electronics. Conceptual products include a curved-glass iPod for the wrist.

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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