Please join the webcast about Social Media Use with my good friends Michelle
Cheng , Yvonne Gierczyk-Skasko , and me sponsor by the ALI-ABA
(American Law Institute - American Bar Association) which will be live on December
7, 2010 at 12:30pm CST....
A recent NY Times report is critical
of the daily use of the military's use social security
numbers (SSN)and birth dates, and how poorly Personal
Identifiable Information (PII) is managed. Army intelligence officer turned
West Point professor...
Mashable reports that Zeta
Interactive released its Top 10 most buzzed Social Network list and
Craigslist, Friendster, MySpace all dropped out of the Top 10 from 2009! This
is a fascinating list:
Social Media evolves this list will change...
Despite a less-than-flattering
depiction in this year's hit movie "The Social Network," 26-year old
CEO and creator of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has just been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for
2010 . He is among the youngest...
As 2010 comes to an end Facebook now
reports about $2B in revenue which is amazing for a number of
reasons, not the least of which is that Facebook estimated revenue of closer to
$1.5B (which was double the 2009 revenue) and not all that long ago Facebook...
My recent interview
about "Internet Privacy " by CNN's anchor Brooke Baldwin was very timely since the next day
the Department of Commerce called for the creation of a Federal Office to Guide Online Privacy and
published a white paper...
After digitizing 5.2 million books
Google now offers new tools that permit a fascinating view of
language, culture, and evolution of thought unlike anything known before. Now
anyone can analyze " 500 billion words contained in books published...
All indicators were headed to this
new headline that as 2010 ends Facebook overtook Google as the most popular Internet site .
Experian Hitwise reported that "8.9 percent of unique online visits were to
Facebook this year, compared with Google's...
The Department of
Interior (DOI) was enjoined from awarding Microsoft a contract to
provide a Cloud email service following Google's bid protest. US Judge Susan Braden issued a temporary
injunction because the DOI failed to comply with federal...
While a Michigan couple was married the husband and wife shared a
computer and the husband had access to his wife's email password.... but
according to the Detroit Free Press he ex-husband has now been charged with a felony for looking at his...
Amazon filed a lawsuit in Texas state court as
part of its challenge of a $269 million claim for uncollected Internet sales
taxes dating back to 2005 when Amazon opened operations in Texas. In September 2010 the Texas
Comptroller of Public Accounts...
Apple claims 160 million iPhone, iPod, and iPad users
world-wide and given the popularity of Apple apps- it's no surprise at
Apple's announcement of 10 billion apps downloaded. The 10 billion apps
comes on the heels of Steve Jobs' announcement...
LinkedIn now has 90 million users and the IPO information about the Social Media site is
most interesting, including revenue over $161 million for the first 9 months of
2010 which was twice the total revenue for 2009. The current estimated IPO
at LexisNexis myIDEAS liked PracticeHacker's
review of our latest product innovation ( in BETA ) called LexisNexis ® Firm Manager TM
so much that we
had to share it here:
I demoed LexisNexis Firm
Manager the other day. It's...
LexisNexis® has worked with Newstex for several years to
aggregate some of the best legal news, video, blog and twitter sources for the
LexisNexis service. Now LexisNexis and Newstex have partnered to
bring you the LexisNexis® Legal News app...
Check out this video discussion about Software as a Service (SaaS), just
produced at LegalTech New York!
Mighell is joined by legal technology experts and nationally known legal
Elefant , and Robert
Ambrogi , and...
On this edition, John L. Watkins
and Roy E. Hadley Jr. of Barnes & Thornburg LLP discuss some of the top
issues in cloud computing, the different types of cloud services and what
companies need to consider when considering cloud computing. Copyright...
After devoting my February column in
eCommerceTimes to Internet sales tax issues there
was an interesting turn of events over the dispute between Amazon.com and the
Texas Comptroller over a $ 269 million Internet sales tax bill . Amazon.com
You represent the
defendant in a personal injury case in which the 20-year-old plaintiff claims
that she can no longer enjoy the pleasures of life and is confined to her home.
During the course of examining plaintiff's witness in deposition, the...
International courts increasingly willing to accept service
through Facebook when other methods fail.
Rule 116(1) of the Australian Uniform Civil Procedure Rules
permit substituted service "where, in effect, there is a practical...
Social media provides the
potential for both client and attorney to waive work-product doctrine
protection and attorney-client privilege by publicly disclosing confidential information.
Voluntary disclosure of the content of a privileged attorney...
President Obama privately met to
discuss eCommerce, entrepreneurship, job creation, the economy with
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Eric Schmidt (Google), Steve Jobs (Apple), Carol
Bartz (Yahoo), Dick Costolo (Twitter), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Larry...
Microsoft's Bing search engine is
trying desperately to keep up with Google and its approximate 70% of the US
search market. Bing recently added links to Facebook and Twitter from
search results with the hope that these Social Media links will...
Could a computer put the jobs of future associates in Jeopardy? The answer to that, in Jeopardy
style, comes in the form of a question, "Who is Watson?" It may
ultimately mean legal research performed in seconds rather than hours.
My February 2011 Social
Media video is now available so you can get my 30 minute legal
perspective without having to take my Law of
eCommerce class at the Dedman School of Law (which I have taught since
2000). Since 2001 I have been creating IT legal...