Divorce attorneys are seeing more and more social media involvement, in particular Facebook, in the cases they take on. Sure Facebook might not be the reason the marriage ended but as an ever-increasing source of evidence of infidelity, it might deserve...
VOIP is likely headed in a new
direction now that Microsoft agreed to pay $8.5 billion for Skype .
It was reported that Facebook and Google's offers were in the $3 to 4 billion
range , while at the same time Skype was still considering an
By the fall of 2011 BlackBerry mobile devices will use Microsoft's Bing as
the default search engine (with Bing maps) in direct competition with Google
and to try to capture location based marketing opportunities. This should not
be a surprise...
Steve Jobs admitted that Apple made mistakes in
how it handled location data on the iPad and iPhone, but claims the data was
not used to keep tabs on the whereabouts of customer. In the meantime Google
announced that it used Android phone location...
Researchers reported that Apple iOS4 operating system secretly logs unencrypted location
data for iPhones, iPads, and those computers on which the
devices synch to iTunes. Apparently the data resides on these devices
only, so the largest problem will...
A new kind of relationship matching website debuted this week - but this one's for law students and law firms looking to make a match. The idea behind JD Match is to cut out the middle man, aka the law schools, and give the power to the firms and...
Q1 revenue increased $8.6 Billion which is 27% higher than a year
earlier, however there are a number of critical legal issues facing Google which I included in my
Times column. Those legal challenges include the recent rejection of...
United States Senators John Kerry and John McCain introduced a bill this
week that proposes greater protection of personal information for online
consumers. Under the Commercial
Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 , consumers have the right to be notified...
Location Based apps such as Gowalla or Foursquare provides users with a social experience that not only shows where they are at the moment and what they are doing, but also who they are with or near. But at least one new app is taking things a few steps...
Although Social Media users rely on
information posted on Wikipedia , a recent ruling in a US Federal Court
is a reminder that US Federal Courts refuse to accept Wikipedia as a credible
source. U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson of Louisville, Kentucky...
The NY Times is now charging for its content except for bloggers
and Social Media users (including Facebook & Twitter) are
not charged for NY Times content at all. Now visitors to the NY Times enjoy 20
free articles each month and otherwise the...
In recent weeks, the issue of the right to privacy has been ever-so-slightly tipping the scales against just about any other right. One of the latest cases stems from what would normally be deemed as juror misconduct.
In California, an appellate court...
Not only was Google's roll out of
Buzz in 2010 badly received by the user community, the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) filed a Complaint for Google's violation of its own
launched its Buzz social network through...
Google agreed to an unprecedented settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, where the FTC asserted that Google used deceptive tactics and violated its own privacy policies through its social network Google Buzz. Although there is no monetary penalty...
Survey Conducted by LexisNexis and
Pro Bono Net Finds Lawyers Motivated by Personal Fulfillment to Use Their
Skills for the Public Good
March 29, 2011 - NEW YORK -
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The US Supreme Court will hear argument
on April 18 in the patent infringement case in which Microsoft has been
enjoined from selling Word with XML features.
The US Solicitor General filed an amicus brief with
the Supreme Court against Microsoft...
If you are a current iPad or iPad2 owner you have probably tinkered around with it a lot. In fact, you have probably already mastered Angry Birds, totally customized your Pandora station, and your iBook shelf runneth over. Are you now considering using...
My March column for eCommerceTimes discusses how Social
Media has become a gold mine for eDiscovery since the volume of ESI
(Electronically Stored Information) in Social Media is staggering. Today every
lawsuit has ESI which is obvious to everyone...
There's been so much press about Facebook privacy of late
that it makes even the average Joe consider hitting the "Deactivate"
link. As an attorney or anyone related to the legal industry, you may feel a
greater degree of responsibility...
Forbes released its annual list of billionaires and 6 were people involved
with Facebook including Mark Zuckerberg ($13.5 billion), and Facebook
co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Sean Parker. Hardly a
surprise rather just a confirmation...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...