Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 2, 2012

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After receiving harsh criticism for throttling the speeds of unlimited-data-plan subscribers, AT&T had a change of heart. Now users won’t experience reduced speeds until reaching 3GB of use in a single month. If you’ve got a 4G device, you can use up to 5GB of data before being throttled. In other news, a federal appeals court ruled that law enforcement can search your cellphone for its number without obtaining a warrant. The court compared searching your phone or computer to looking through a diary, ruling it permissible if the information is relevant to the crime. And finally, Zynga announced a new platform that helps the company separate itself from its dependency on Facebook. In the coming days you can log on to and play its most popular games including Words with Friends. Zynga’s platform will also include games from other developers.

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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