Category Archive: Technology

Dec 09

Have you Considered Adding a Computer Digital Account Plan to your Estate Plan?

A recent article, written by Sarah Butters, Esq. and David Shayne, Esq. of Holland & Knight, highlights an important issue that should be considered in estate plans.  Normally, an estate plan contains a will, power of attorney, and a healthcare directive.  In today’s digital world though, many of our important documents and information are stored …

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Oct 29

Federal Judge Certifies Class in Silicon Valley’s Antitrust Suit

Last week on Thursday, US District Judge Lucy Koh approved a class of employees in a class action lawsuit brought against some of Silicon Valley’s most recognized companies concerning their hiring practices. The lawsuit involving Apple, Intel, Google, Adobe, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Intuit, alleges that the companies engaged in an “overarching conspiracy” and formed secret …

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Oct 25

Social Networking Trends Shifting Amongst Teens

Social networking is around us everywhere.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, and LinkedIn are just some of the many social networking sites that are frequented by many of us daily.  Social networking is no doubt a place where people get their information from these days and where advertisers are targeting. A recent study conducted by …

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Oct 23

IRS Tax Filing Delay is for Them, Not You

The government shutdown has led to the IRS’ recent announcement that it will delay the start of the 2014 tax filing season at least a week and likely more.  The tax season was scheduled to begin on January 21, 2014.  This delay provides the IRS with needed time to program and test tax-processing systems, efforts …

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Sep 23

In a reversal of predictions, typing has replaced speaking

When I was in junior high school in the early 90’s, my typing teacher mournfully predicted that typing would soon become an obsolete skill. Before long, computers would type as we dictated. Her prediction was not uncommon at the time. Many were enthralled by the ability of computers to understand and type out spoken words. …

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Aug 29

IRS still needs to shore up its fraud detection efforts

With a self reported estimate of $19.2 billion worth of tax return fraud each year, the IRS is working to improve its detection efforts.  The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) issued a July report highlighting weaknesses in the IRS’ Return Review Program (“RRP”).  The TIGTA recommended that the IRS Chief Technology Officer implement the …

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Jul 11

Court Concludes E-Mail Communication Indicates Binding Contract

E-Mails seem to be taking over as a primary source of communication.  They are a quick and efficient means of communication and many people are accessible via email no matter where they are (i.e. through their mobile/smart phones).  However, many probably do not think of e-mails as formal documents or binding contracts.  Shepard Davidson and …

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Jun 12

Will Amazon Succeed in Groceries?

Reuters and others are reporting that Amazon will within days be launching the Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service in Southern California, to be followed closely by Northern California.  The service will use Amazon’s two new warehouses and deliver using Amazon-branded vehicles.  Amazon Fresh has been operating as an experiment for the last five years with …

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May 21

ATMs Robbed – No Guns Involved!

Banking is changing these days.  You don’t even need to go into the bank to deposit checks anymore, you can do it right from your smartphone.  Even if you go into the bank, certain banks have ATM or other sophisticated computer modules in order for you to handle transactions so you do not have to …

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May 06

$500K in Damages Claimed from Refusal to Use Technology Fallout

In this day and age, technology is surrounding us everywhere and being used by everyone from kids to seniors.  Technology is now being used on airplanes as well to communicate with flight attendants. ABC News, along with other sources, reports that a passenger recently refused to use new airline technology on a Virgin America flight …

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