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Watch Shelly’s commentary on APPLE executives paying $14 million in stock options fines and how the shareholder suit keeps the money in Cupertino.

AMAZON struck a deal to electronically publish biographies of Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama for the Kindle. The e-books will be published by Lyons Press, while the winning candidates wife’s biography will later be released as a paperback. Since its debut in November, the Kindle has grown to include over 170,000 titles.

According to Reuters, GOOGLE’s first GPHONE could be unveiled at a press event on September 23. Google’s first Android powered phone is set to hit the market on T-MOBILE’s network. A mid-September launch will bode well for holiday season sales.

Cable companies are eager to capitalize on the transition to digital. At the Merill Lynch Media Fall Preview conference, COMCAST COO Steve Burke said Comcast expects to get two-to-three million subs who need a digital provider. TIME WARNER CABLE COO Landel Hobbs reiterated Burke’s thoughts, saying TWC has already seen an upswing in digital subs in the Wilmington area.

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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