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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

Named LinkedIn’s #1 Voice in Technology for 2017, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Apple Execs Agree To Pay Stock Options Fine: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer September 11, 2008" by @ShellyPalmer

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