Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 7, 2011

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The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could determine if police need a warrant to track a suspect’s car with GPS. Using GPS tracking devices without a warrant may amount to an unreasonable search and a violation of the fourth amendment. The Obama administration has appealed to the courts saying it’s a necessary tool of law enforcement. In other news, Groupon became one of the newest tech companies go public and its stock rose 30% on the first day of trading. After turning down a $6 billion deal from Google, the online coupon service is being valued at over $16 billion. And finally, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google is discussing a plan to distribute cable television programming online.  If Google gets it done, it will be the first true video competition for cable operators like Comcast, Time Warner Cable and FiOS.

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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