Category: Technology

Is Social Media the Right Medium for Public Company Announcements?

The SEC thinks it is.  On April 2, 2013, the SEC reported (see: here) that it is okay for U.S. Public companies to use social media to make announcements.  Companies must inform investors that they plan on using social media to do so and which medium they will use. The SEC announcement stated: There has …

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Office switches to a subscription model – and it’s worth it

Microsoft recently started offering a Office Suite product geared towards families: Office 365. For an annual subscription fee of $99.99, Office 365 gives access to the entire Microsoft Office suite, plus cloud storage and free calls using Skype. Below is quick and dirty comparison pricing between Office 365 and the individual products purchased piecemeal. What …

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Slow Down When You Eat: Technology Invades The Dinner Table

Eating too quickly has been proven to be bad for health, causing heartburn, digestive problems, and even weight gain. The old method to curb this bad habit was having a mother or a spouse remind us to slow down and “chew your food.” Now with the help of technology, no such verbal reminders are necessary. …

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Northern District of California ESI Guidelines should be duplicated elsewhere

The Northern District of California recently issued guidelines for e-discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). The guidelines and links to related resources are summarized here. The resources include:             An ESI checklist to assist in the ESI meet and confer process A Model Stipulated Order re: ESI discovery A standing …

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Mobilization of the Internet

Is your webpage ready for the smartphone revolution? With about half of all cell phone subscribers now owning smartphones, and two thirds of new phone purchases being smartphones, the internet is becoming increasingly mobile. Focusing on cell phones merely scratches the surface, as it does not take into account the tablets (such as the Apple …

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Sixth Circuit continues the law’s quest to keep up with technology

In United States of America vs. Melvin Skinner (09-6497, August 14, 2012), the Sixth circuit decided a case involving the limits of the use of computer and other modern technology (here, specifically cell phones) to obtain evidence. The Sixth Circuit summarized the factual background as follows: The government used data emanating from Melvin Skinner’s pay-as-you-go …

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7 Inch Tablet Four Way Deathmatch…and Fight!

Ever since Amazon dropped the price floor out of the tablet marketplace to $199 with the Kindle Fire, tech observers, and possibly many consumers, have wondering what Apple might do about it.  After a couple of press events, we finally have the answer in the iPad Mini. So here we have our four-way comparison of …

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The iPad Mini Announcement: The Un-Story.

The un-story is the story that isn’t told during the announcement itself and the one which the company might just as well prefer not be told at all. Apple Marketing loses a bit of its discipline. Having announcements of mega-events less than three months apart was something Apple used to never do.  Having them more …

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Google Makes Street View Available Where There Are No Streets.

Google Inc’s map application takes a step further and continues to blow us all away. With the addition of Street View into the Google map in May of 2007 and into the iPhone in 2008, Google created an extremely useful (and fun) tool for getting around and seeing places where you have never been. You can walk …

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Why You May Hate Windows 8 and One Thing to Do About It.

It is good for a technologist to have a few people around him who are not. It keeps them grounded, so that when he is thrilled with all the advancements in a new version of something they get to hear “Augh! They moved things! Why do they have to always go and move things!” With …

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