The Tribune Corporation recently announced that it’s working on its own tablet for disseminating its nationwide newspapers. The company hopes to offer the tablet for free with the purchase of extended subscriptions to publications. As one of the biggest U.S. news agencies, the move would be a significant push towards digitized newspapers. In other news, Facebook recently launched a standalone-messaging app for iPhone and Android devices. Users can log in to Messenger using their Facebook credentials and chat with friends or groups of friends on the go. The app puts all of your messages in one place, so you can view your chat history on the computer as well. And finally, Apple momentarily surpassed Exxon as the world’s largest company, breaking Exxon’s five-year streak at the top. The volatile nature of the market put Exxon back on top, but both companies currently hover around a market cap of $350 billion.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 10, 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).