Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 23, 2011

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Amazon.com officially launched its app store for Google Android devices. By creating its own marketplace, Amazon can choose which apps make it to the store and better eliminate malicious programs. Developers might not me too happy though—Amazon will set the prices for the apps based on driving demand. In other news, Sprint already plans on appealing to Congress in order to stop AT&T’s $39 billion buyout of T-Mobile. Within the same day as AT&T’s announcement, Sprint’s shares dropped a staggering 14 percent. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse stated that the takeover would stifle innovation and give AT&T a competitive stranglehold. And finally, Research in Motion announced that its long-awaiting tablet PC the PlayBook will hit store shelves starting April 19th. With the BlackBerry’s waning popularity, RIM hopes its tablet can bring back some customers. The PlayBook will cost you between $500-$700 and Best Buy has already begun taking pre-orders.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin" on the Westwood One Podcast Network. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com

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