Barnes & Noble recently announced a new version of its e-reader the Nook, called The Simple Touch Reader. The device’s 6-inch display is similar to the Kindle, utilizing E Ink technology while still having a touch screen. The new Wi-Fi only Nook costs $139 and will hit stores starting June 10th. In other news, Jack Dorsey’s startup, Square, looks to change the way businesses keep track of sales. Its new app called Register will allow merchants to keep track of inventory and access analytics from an iPad. Square’s Register can also send digital copies of receipts directly to a customer’s smartphone, eliminating paper waste. And finally, a federal judge ruled that Apple’s legal team could see unreleased Samsung products that Apple claims rip off its patents. Included in the devices is the iPad competitor, Samsung’s Galaxy S II tablet. Is it an unfair advantage for Apple to see these products?
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 25, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).