Microsoft recently paid $8.5 billion for Skype and
even though Facebook and Google lost in the bidding wars offering a measly $3-4
billion, nonetheless now Facebook announces that Skype will be available for video
calling! Mark Zuckerberg said:
Purportedly Facebook CEO Mark
Zuckerberg gave the original web designer 84% of the company and a
New York Judge issued the designer's TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) which
has been challenged by Zuckerberg and Facebook . Paul
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...
At the same time Lady Gaga takes over the Social Media
spotlight from the President, Prince announces that the Internet is nowhere and his next album will only
be a CD. No surprise what Lady Gaga is doing since "Gaga's Facebook fans
Since the Wikimedia Foundation (home of
Wikipedia) is a not-for-profit , it survives by annual fundraisers. Google
co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki (23andMe co-founder) used
their Brin Wojcicki Foundation to grant $500,000 to the Wikimedia...
Many readers agreed with my recent
blog that the Cloud
is a new label for old technology - "think connecting to a mainframe over
telephone lines," and I encourage you to read my November
eCommerce Times column about some important Cloud...
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...
The US Constitution protects the
disclosure of what reading and video materials citizens read and view, in spite
of the North Carolina Department of Revenue's best
efforts. US District Judge Marsha Pechman granted Amazon 's summary
A proposed law in Germany will restrict employers
from using Facebook, and other truly social Social Media sites, when
recruiting. However the law would allow employers to search business Social
Media sites such as LinkedIn. Since there are no current...
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
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
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...
276 domain names maliciously used by Waledac
botnets were transferred to Microsoft, even though Waledac never participated
in the suit. Waledac sent more than 1.5 billion daily spam messages in 2009. US
District Judge Leonie Brinkema issued the Order...
On Thursday, April 22, 2010 the TexasBarCLE will
present my webcast from 12:30-1:30pm CDT about Internet Intellectual Property
(IP) issues. Actually these topics are also found in the syllabus and
PowerPoints from my Law of eCommerce class at SMU Dedman...
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...