Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 19, 2012

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At long last, Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer announced a Microsoft branded, Windows 8 tablet called the Microsoft Surface.  It’s a 10.6 inch, tablet with a removable battery and it weighs only 1 ½ pounds.  The Microsoft Surface is obviously designed as direct competition for the Apple’s iPad.  Will the new Microsoft Surface be an iPad killer?  Here’s the thing.  Windows 8 is a really nice operating system.  It uses unique graphics that present your content in easily movable tiles and it seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products like Office, Skydrive and Xbox.  If you’re a Windows user, the new Microsoft Surface may be that table you’ve been waiting for.  One cool feature of the new Microsoft Surface is its smart cover.  It looks like an iPad smart cover, but the Microsoft Surface smart cover has a full sized touch sensitive keyboard built in.  Look out Apple, here comes the Microsoft.

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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