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    Is Internet Privacy Possible?

    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...

    SaaS: A Cloud-y Option for Attorneys

    There's a lot of talk about "the cloud" right now, especially in the wake of last week's announcement of the iCloud. The cloud, better known as Software as a Service (SaaS) is, in a nutshell, software and storage capabilities accessed...

    Apple - Most Valuable Brand in the World, But Loses its Retail Guru to J.C. Penny

    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...

    Google Retiring Google Health

    Apparently not every service offered by Google is a success as Google found that its Google Health did not catch on as expected. So Google Health will be retired January 1, 2012 with data available through January 1, 2013. Google Health's goal...

    Do Women Have an Edge in Social Media?

    Many women attorneys who have seized the benefits of social media to market their skills are seeing big benefits. The ABA Journal recently interviewed Sports Law practitioner Carla Varriale who says she could not have built up her national presence...

    VIDEO - 10 Commandments of IT Contracts

    My 30+ minute video about the 10 Commandments of IT Contracts is available for viewing thanks to my friends at Financial Management Network (& parent SmartPros Ltd .). For more than 30 years I've negotiated and litigated hundreds of IT contracts...

    Skype Video Now on Facebook

    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: ...

    Standoff Ends - Google to Testify Before Senate Panel in September

    Google faces antitrust allegations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the European Union (EU), and in Texas that Google's search engine favors its own services in search results and charges rivals higher ad rates. So when asked to testify...

    Google: Legal Issues Abound and What about Google+?

    Google's newest Social Media adventure Google+ is getting rave reviews with millions of users yet not launched to the public. Keep in mind that the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) 20 year oversight of Google's privacy policy because...

    Baidu -Chinese Search Engine Now Offers Legal Music Downloads

    China's dominant search engine Baidu announced a new licensing that will permit legal downloads and streaming music to millions of Chinese users . A recent NY Times report described the new deal that will change China's image for providing illegal...

    PODCAST: e-Neutrals and Special Masters in eDiscovery

    Please listen to this informative podcast about eNeturals and Special Masters for eDiscovery featuring US District Judge Arthur J. Schwab, Allison Skinner, and Timothy Opsitnick concerning the American College of eNeutrals' efforts to training...

    Apple Stores in China Counterfeit!

    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...

    Apple Loses Trademark Claim on "App Store" to Amazon

    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...

    GUEST BLOG: Firm Can Sue for Email Barrage, Sixth Circuit Holds

    GUEST BLOG FROM BARRY BARNETT Barry Barnett has been a Guest Blogger in the past, his Blawgletter provides great thoughts, and insights. I read his blogs regularly. Over the years Barry and I have had a number of cases together and he is an outstanding...

    eBay Waging War Against an Internet Sales Taxes

    Apparently eBay wants to spread the word that it opposes an Internet sales tax. I wrote my eCommerce Times Legal Column recently about Internet sales taxes entitled " Sales Taxes on the Internet: Is This the Year We'll Pay?" I suspect...

    Apple More Valuable than Exxon Mobil!

    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...

    2011 Legal Marketing Technology Conference / West

    The 13th Annual LMA Tech Conference/West promises to be the largest legal technology, educational and networking event of 2011. As in previous years, this day-long event is focused on legal marketing technologies. This year we expect more attendees...

    UK News - Use of Facebook Earn 4 Year Jail Terms

    Within 10 days of the riots in the UK a judge sentenced two young men, 20 and 22, to 4 years in jail for using Facebook. Without question Social Media has transformed communications and impacted the UK riots, but one might wonder if the courts may...

    Google Increases Its Internet Law Business

    In 2009 Google started offering l egal research and eDiscovery services ( Postini), and now Google announced that it invested $18.5 million in RocketLawyer.com which bills itself as the "fastest growing online legal service." Forbes reported...

    Court Protects Cloud Music Lockers

    Copyright protection extends to cloud music lockers based on a new federal court ruling. US District Judge William H. Pauley III in New York granted judgments in favor of MP3tunes and Michael Robertson on August 22, 2011 under the Digital Millennium...

    International Search Summit

    New York, September 12 th - Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers LexisNexis' Janet Bartoli will speak at the NYC International Search Summit , next month in September - This presentation will be for SEO in-house professionals, discussing some...

    65% of All Adults Use Social Media

    Only 5% of all adults used Social Media in 2005 when Pew Research first asked, and as of August 2011 Pew now reports more than 65% of all adults use Social Media . To be more precise about what going on with online adults here's the daily breakdown...

    Did you Notice? LinkedIn Revised its User Agreement

    LinkedIn boasts +120 million members who all agree to be bound to their User Agreement, but few LinkedIn members noticed that on June 16, 2011 the LinkedIn User Agreement changed. LinkedIn's new User Agreement is not radically different from previous...

    Should Google+ Users be Anonymous?

    Google's Eric Schmidt said in a recent interview that Google+ users should be not be anonymous since it would be better "if we had an accurate notion that you were a real person as opposed to a dog, or a fake person, or a spammer." Schmidt's...

    Google Buys Zagat - New Source of Data and Spread for Social Media!

    Google paid an estimated $100-200 million to expand its reach by purchasing Zagat Survey that potentially increases Google's Social Media power. Pew Research recently report that 92% of adults on the Internet use search engines every day , so couple...