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JULIE ROEHM will be a judge on the new Mark Burnett reality show “Jingles.” The CBS reality show, which also features Gene Simmons, has contestants write and perform jingles for a variety of products. The show, which was originally scheduled to air this month, has been pushed back a few months due to lack of promotion.

EBAY’s (NASD: EBAY) stock is up 4.5% on news that the company’s profit is up 22%. Despite lawsuits and a botched deal with Buy.com, eBay is riding high on fees. The surcharges for auction listings and PayPal are at an all time high.

AMAZON (NASD: AMZN) will launch an online store for movies and TV shows. Amazon Video on Demand will serve 40,000 movies and TV shows on a streaming server, which users will be able to watch without downloading. Unlike APPLE’s iTunes store, the videos available at Amazon will all be streaming, rather than downloads.

NINTENDO, MICROSOFT (NASD: MSFT) and SONY (NYSE: SNE) each announced similar plans at the E3 convention. Each plans to unveil more games, more networked interactivity and more ways for gamers to use their systems for things unrelated to video games. Also, both Microsoft and Sony will be lowering the price of their systems.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the 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 CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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