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
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...
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
TechLaw10 hosts Jonathan Armstrong and Eric Sinrod discuss
legal issues related to information technology.
In this episode, Jonathan and Eric discuss a recent Android
and iOS app that claimed to treat acne with colored lights emitted from the
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...
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...
Today’s next-generation manufacturing is marked by speed and technology. However, technology can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, technological innovations and advancements have resulted in a manufacturing resurgence in the United States. On...
Senator Ron Wyden blocked a change to the Copyright Act which
would have allowed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to order search engines and
ISP to stop sending traffic of websites accused of infringing copyrights. The
proposed law is called "...
Google will not be accused of
copyright infringement by posting the Dead Sea Scrolls unlike the current litigation
about Google's Books Library Project where Google is
scanning millions of books to be freely available. Although the litigation
With 2010 revenue of about $240 million
IPO $9.1 billion foreshadows an unbelievable value for Facebook when it has
an IPO. Particularly since Facebook had 2010 revenue of about $2 billion, and
most recent report of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
Check out this video discussion about Software as a Service (SaaS), just
produced at LegalTech New York!
Mighell is joined by legal technology experts and nationally known legal
Elefant , and Robert
Ambrogi , and...
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...
Microsoft did not learn its lesson hiring Jerry
Seinfeld to help launch Vista in the fall of 2008, now apparently Tiger
Woods will be Microsoft's spokesman for Windows 7! Is it possible that Steve
Ballmer actually said ???: "This...
My recent Technology Law column in eCommerce Times describes
why the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)
has merely driven Internet Gambling off-shore and as result the US is losing
billions of dollars of tax revenue. Generally...