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If you are a casual sports fan and watch TV then more likely than not you have been bombarded by daily fantasy sport commercials. Fanduel and DraftKings, the two leading daily fantasy websites, have employed an impressive marketing push. This push is demonstrated in the seemingly endless non-stop overload of commercials advertising the fact that [...]

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Tweet Trimming

By Robyn Taylor On September 30, 2015 · Leave a Comment

What does the number 140 mean to you? It may mean nothing, or, for all you Twitter followers, it may be the annoying limit that forces you to truncate tweets. One way Twitter has helped facilitate this 140 character count is by using Twitter link shorteners. These shorteners reduce the length of posted links. [...]

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Why the FAA failed to meet its deadline

By Benjamin Chernow On September 29, 2015 · Leave a Comment

The FAA is not going to meet its deadline of September 30 for introducing legislation regarding commercial drone usage. This is particularly disappointing in light of the ongoing rapid adoption of drones, which has both shown a multitude of unexpected benefits as well as highlighted the need for regulation. But the silver lining, considering [...]

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For America’s political junkies, we are nearing the most wonderful time of the year: election season. Most amateur politicos are gleefully watching (in record numbers) Donald Trump and the rest of the Republican field, and debating the merits of Bernie Sanders’s economic platform. But as the campaign shifts away from the opinions of pundits [...]

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In February of this year, Smartflash LLC was awarded over $530 million in a judgment against Apple for willful patent infringement. The judge voided the award in July based on confusion surrounding his jury instructions which may have led to the jury miscalculate royalties. But this raises a bigger issue: in a world where new [...]

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Tech M&A Numbers Reveal Industry Crossroads

By pjones On September 24, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Global trends in merger and acquisition activity are reaching record numbers, with last year alone generating $3.5 trillion in deals. Of that total, the technology industry accounted for $214 billion. Although the industry has not generated this type of deal activity since 2007, the facts underlying these deals aren’t necessarily indicative of growth so often [...]

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#Hacked: Ashley Madison Fallout

By nkalkines On September 23, 2015 · Leave a Comment

A mere two months ago, in July of 2015, it was revealed that the dating website Ashley Madison had been hacked. The hackers referred to themselves as the “Impact Team,” and threatened to publish user information if the website was not shut down. In August, the hackers made good on their word and Continue Reading

In a widely criticized decision this past week, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended controversial mixed martial arts and Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Nick Diaz five years and fined him close to $150,000.  The suspension stems from a failed post-fight drug test in January in which one of the three tests Diaz provided [...]

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