Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 23, 2012

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PayPal is making its way into retail stores and is now being testing in a few Office Depot locations. Office Depot becomes the second major retailer to start offering PayPal’s point-of-sale system, already in use by 51 Home Depot stores. PayPal plans to be available in 20 retailers by year’s end. In other news, a survey of over 100,000 people found that RedBox kiosks have become the most popular source for renting DVDs and Blu-rays. RedBox’s kiosks have become so popular, it now owns 37% of the physical rental market; edging out both Netflix and Blockbuster. And finally, some people are outraged at the end-user license agreement of Apple’s new e-book publishing software iBooks Author. Any work made with iBooks Author that you’d like to sell can only be distributed by Apple. Like the App Store, Apple collects 30% of the profit.

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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