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.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 7, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).