Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface

It’s sacrilege to some Apple fanboys. It’s also something none of Apple’s competitors have been able to claim since that “magical” day in early 2010. But when Microsoft unveiled the Surface tablet (actually a pair of them) Monday, the software company clearly had one ultimate goal: to make a tablet that’s better than the iPad. By most standards, Apple has crushed its tablet rivals that have tried to compete feature-for-feature. No single tablet running Google’s Android system has gotten much traction (save the smaller, cheaper Kindle Fire from Amazon) and BlackBerry maker RIM’s Playbook hit the market with a thud. Read the full story at CNN.

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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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