Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 21, 2011

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President Obama met with Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Eric Schmidt to talk about future investment in technology. Obama spoke with them about ways the government can work with the private sector to help bolster the economy. The president’s newest budget is said to contain billions for tech research and development. In other news, the daily-deals website Groupon is looking to expand its operations to China. The company has already posted job openings for staff in Shanghai and continues to grow as the largest group-buying site. International expansion will be critical for Groupon to avoid saturating the U.S. market. And finally, did you know that customs has the right to copy your hard drives and scan them for security threats when traveling abroad?  If security finds you suspect, they can send you to secondary screening that includes inspection of any digital device. Many are debating whether the searches are constitutional.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and 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 writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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