Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 24, 2011

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Showtime is removing its newest shows from Netflix’s instant watch library. Instead, it will run its own video streaming service where you can find past seasons of current shows, a move that other networks have already started. Netflix will still maintain the right to stream Showtime’s canceled shows. In other news, textbook publishers are investing in a company called Inkling that specializes in producing interactive e-Textbooks for the iPad. Digital textbook sales have not caught on, but new interactive content and the popularity of the iPad have publishers betting that the numbers will soon change. And finally, a recent survey shows that 9% of U.S. Internet users still download illegal content using peer-to-peer file transferring. Most users only download a few songs and the shut down of programs like LimeWire has contributed to the decrease. While P2P use is down, illegal streaming of music and movies has skyrocketed.

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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