If top-quality commentary is the name of the game, then internet and tech lawyer, Peter Vogel will soon have a monopoly. Although his blog is fairly new, the former programmer-turned-attorney at Gardere Wynne Sewell, has been in the digital realm since the late ’60s and already has the insight to prove it.
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VOIP is likely headed in a new direction now that Microsoft agreed to pay $8.5 billion for Skype. It was reported that Facebook and Google’s offers were in the $3 to 4 billion range, while at the same time Skype was still considering an IPO later this year. As a result of this purchase,...
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 comments thoughts reinforce one...
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 Apple and Exxon Mobil to continue jockeying...
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 nowFacebook announces that Skype will be available for video calling! Mark Zuckerberg said: Users will be able to click a button in Facebook to...
Two recent Pennsylvania State Court rulings only make things more confusing as Social Media privacy disputes become more prevalent. Bucks County Common Pleas Court Judge Albert J. Cepparulo ruled in Piccolo v. Paterson denied a motion to require the Piccolo to accept Patterson as a Facebook friend....
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 versions. However since the LinkedIn User...
With 2010 revenue of about $240 million LinkedIn’s 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 that Hitwise most recent report of the Top Ten Social Networking Sites listed Facebook...
Steve Jobs’ predicts that Apple’s freeiCloud will allow everyone store all of their music, video, photos, and documents on the Web, which is no surprise in today’s hot cloud world. But many alarms went off around the world with the FBI’s announcement that the hacker group...
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 Store” as she ruled that it was...
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 was “to create a service that would give...