Metro is on the way out, that much has been known for days. However, just what Microsoft intends to replace it with has been a bit opaque, until now. The latest from ZDNet is that Microsoft has decided to replace ‘Metro’ with ‘Windows 8.’ If that sounds like a clunky substitution, that’s because it is. This revelation means that there will be no more ‘Metro-Style apps,’ just ‘Windows 8 apps.’ Metro user interface? Windows 8 Interface! Metro was a great word, and was quickly becoming a strong brand. Read the full story at The Next Web.

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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