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California AG Advocates 'Surprise Minimization' to Protect Mobile Device Consumers from Unexpected Privacy Practices
Posted on 12 Apr 2013 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

Hailing her state as the "epicenter of modern innovation," California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has issued recommendations for app developers and providers, advertising networks and others as part of an effort to give consumers "meaningful... Read More

eBook Antitrust Litigation Against Apple and Publishing Companies Continues
Posted on 15 Jun 2012 by Abbey Spanier

On May 15, 2012, the Honorable Denise Cote, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, denied Apple's and five of the largest publishing companies' motions to dismiss in the eBooks antitrust litigation case. See In re Electronic... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cloud Data Storage - How Safe?
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Daily news headlines regularly report lax, or no, security for cloud data. In the past few weeks two very high profile businesses reported cloud breaches - Apple's iCloud and Dropbox. It is no coincidence that my August column... Read More

Senator Sends Letter to Apple Complaining about iPhone/iPad Location Logging
Posted on 24 Apr 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Tags: Apple , iPhone , iPad , eCommerce

Apple Stores in China Counterfeit!
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

As a retailer Apple appears to be second to no one, but since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery is it any wonder that a blogger visiting China recently discovered more than one counterfeit "Apple Store " selling Apple products... Read More

Is Internet Privacy Possible?
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

A new lawsuit against Google for Internet location tracking highlights my recent eCommerce Times column that Internet privacy may not be possible . The new class action lawsuit brought by Jon Pessano and others asserts that Google uses its location... Read More

10 Billion Apps Downloaded - Wow!
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Tags: Apple , jobs , eCommerce

So You Have an iPad....
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by Tami S Cunningham, JD

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... Read More

Too Late for HP in the Smart Phone Market?
Posted on 3 May 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

Is HP's purchase of Palm for $1.2 billion seems too little too late for HP to compete in the smart phone market? As the largest manufacturer of computers in the world it does seem like HP should be in the smart phone market, and yet few people... Read More

Tags: HP , RIM , Palm , Apple , eCommerce

Apple Loses Trademark Claim on "App Store" to Amazon
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

Apple did not prove that App Store was famous and not descriptive, therefore Apple failed to establish a likelihood of success at trial. On July 6, 2011 US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton denied Apple's request to enjoin Amazon from using "App... Read More

Apple More Valuable than Exxon Mobil!
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

A NY Times stock market report for August 8, 2011 highlighed the fact that Apple's stock was the most valuable company in the world ahead of Exxon Mobil, but by the close of the day Exxon Mobil was still number one. Many stock analysts "expect... Read More

Apple - Most Valuable Brand in the World, But Loses its Retail Guru to J.C. Penny
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

Google was the most valuable brand name in the world for 4 years, and now Apple has finally surpassed Google as the most valuable brand . Rounding out the top 10 are very familar names: 1. Apple 2. Google 3. IBM 4. McDonald's 5. Microsoft... Read More