Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 30

Stanley Kubrick Invented the iPad?

Apple and Samsung have been fighting it out in courts around the world over Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.  Recently Apple scored big in the dispute when it got a preliminary injunction against Samsung selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 across most of Europe.  The ruling was principally based on the idea that the Galaxy Tab was …

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Aug 29

Dear licensees with audit rights: Time is not your friend.

When major entertainment personalities are on top of their game, it is often hard to foresee a time when funds may not be as abundant.  When that time comes, one might look back and wonder where all the money went.  Or even wonder if they had received all the money they were promised.  Unfortunately, the …

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Aug 26

Mattel Ordered to Pay Rival $309M over Bratz Dolls

The ongoing dispute between Mattel Inc. (the toy giant best known for its line of Barbie dolls) and MGA Entertainment over rights to the Bratz doll line has resulted in a $308 million decision in favor of MGA.  The Bratz dolls have pouty lips, hip hop-style clothing and oversized feet, and are aimed at girls ages 9 to 11.  The …

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Aug 25

Latin Jazz Musicians Sue Grammys

Grammy officials announced in April that the number of Grammy Award categories would be reduced from 109 to 78. This significant cut angered many in the industry and has now spawned a class action lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court against the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Specifically, four Latin Jazz musicians are …

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Aug 24

Want more employment? Small business asks government to just “get out of the way”

With unemployment rates stubbornly over 9%, U.S. employment is topmost on practically everyone’s mind. Generally, the American economy is barely adding more jobs than is needed simply to keep pace with normal labor force growth. Small business is an important element in any employment growth. According the federal government (as compiled by the Small Business …

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Aug 23

$62 Million Slot Win? Not So Fast…

On March 26, 2011, an Austrian national named Behar Merlaku got the thrill of a lifetime.  According to Austrian state broadcaster ORF, Mr. Merlaku was playing the slots at a Bregenz, Austria casino when the machine showed a payout of almost $43 million euros (approximately $62 million dollars).  Unfortunately for Mr. Merlaku, his excitement was …

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Aug 22

The IRS 400

Although it sounds like a stock-car race, the IRS 400 is the four hundred largest Adjusted Gross Income tax returns. Of course the IRS does not actually publish the names, but every so often they publish the year-by-year statistics for that elite group of individuals. The latest publication covers from 1992 to 2008. For 2008 …

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Aug 19

Motoroogle

On August 15th, Google announced its largest acquisition ever, the purchase of Motorola Mobility for approximately $12.5 billion dollars. The $40 per share all cash price represents a 63.5% bonus over the prior week’s close. Earlier this year, Motorola divided itself into the commercial oriented ‘Solutions’ company and the consumer oriented “Mobility” company  in what was effectively a substantial …

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Aug 18

Where is the U.S. Postal Service Headed?

It is no surprise that the U.S. Postal Service has been struggling.  The drop in first-class mail as more people use the Internet and a decline in advertising mail because of the recent downturn in the economy are the leading factors contributing to the U.S. Postal Services downward spiral.  Last year, it is estimated that …

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Aug 17

Protecting your brand in the new .XXX

ICANN recently approved ICM Registry’s application for the .XXX domain. The .XXX domain is intended for adult entertainment and related content. The intention is to make it easier for internet users to avoid contact with content that they do not wish, and to allow others to make it easier find what they are seeking. For …

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