The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police must obtain a warrant before tracking a suspect’s car with GPS. Using electronic surveillance is allowed in public spaces, but physically placing a GPS in a suspect’s car is considered an unlawful search that violates the Fourth Amendment. In other news, Apple recently launched its digital textbook initiative and it’s already gaining popularity. Within days of being available, over 350,000 digital textbooks were downloaded. While a number of those downloads can be attributed to a free e-book being offered, the iPad only textbooks are already gaining momentum. And finally, YouTube announced that it now streams a staggering 4 billion videos a day. The online video site is still growing in popularity, seeing a 25% increase in views in the past eight months. YouTube is generating about $5 billion a year in advertising revenue.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 24, 2012
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).