Service of Process through Facebook

    International courts increasingly willing to accept service through Facebook when other methods fail. Australia Rule 116(1) of the Australian Uniform Civil Procedure Rules permit substituted service "where, in effect, there is a practical...

    “Friending” Adverse Witnesses

    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...

    Amazon.com Shutting Texas Operations Over Internet Sales Tax Squabble

    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 announced...

    Introducing the LexisNexis® Legal News app

    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...

    LexisNexis® Legal Business Community Podcast featuring John Watkins and Roy Hadley Jr. of Barnes & Thornburg LLP on Cloud Computing

    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...

    Software as a Service: An In Depth Discussion

    Check out this video discussion about Software as a Service (SaaS), just produced at LegalTech New York! Moderator Tom Mighell is joined by legal technology experts and nationally known legal blawgers, Carolyn Elefant , and Robert Ambrogi , and...

    Only 15% of Wikipedia Posts from Women!

    Wikipedia turned 10 years old in January 2011 with more than 3.5 million English articles and in more than 250 languages, but only about 15% of the articles have been posted by women. Actually based on a joint study in 2010 of Wikipedia of the contributor...

    LexisNexis Firm Manager

    We 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: So I demoed LexisNexis Firm Manager the other day. It's...

    LinkedIn - Worth $2.51 Billion?

    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 value...

    10 Billion Apps Downloaded - Wow!

    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...

    Amazon.com Sues Texas to get Sales Tax Audit

    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...

    Prosecutor Charges Husband with Crime for Reading Wife's eMails!

    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...

    Google Gets Injunction Stopping Microsoft's eMail Service

    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...

    Facebook is the most popular site on the Internet!

    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...

    Google Offers New Service Analyzing 500 Billion Words

    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...

    CNN News - "Internet Privacy Interview"

    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...

    Facebook has $2B Revenue in 2010

    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...

    Facebook CEO is Time's Person of the Year for "Wiring Together a 12th of Humanity"

    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...

    YouTube Top 2010 Buzzed Site- Facebook is #5

    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: As Social Media evolves this list will change...

    Identity Theft for the US Military Requires an Immediate Fix

    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...

    Legal Issues Concerning Social Media Use by Employees

    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....

    Facebook Now Accounts for 25% of All U.S. Pageviews

    Hitwise recently reported that 1 in every 4 pageviews in the US is on Facebook , and also incredible is Facebook's claim that people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook. Astonishing growth made even more amazing by realizing that...

    Obama Gets Mediocre Privacy Grades

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) issued its second annual privacy report card with lower grades of "C for consumer data protection efforts and a D on civil liberties." Mark Rotenberg, executive director of EPIC said "Our...

    Google Settles French Ad Dispute

    Google settled a dispute about rejecting ads with the French Competition Authority including a 3 month notification period for the future when rejecting ads. Navx bought ads from Google to help drivers avoid speeding tickets by providing "online...

    Website Contracts - Does Anyone Care?

    Let's see a show of hands- do you read Terms of Service? Privacy Policies? Or Click Agreements? I routinely ask audiences this question and rarely do I ever get any hands raised. My recent Technology Law column in eCommerce Times entitled "...