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Tesla Motors and the Death of the Dealership

On June 11, 2014 By

Tesla Motors sells high-end zero-emission electric vehicles.  They’re currently pretty trendy.  Elite tech guys, or tech guys who want to be seen as elite, like to buy them.  But Tesla routinely runs into problems selling their cars to such customers because of archaic dealership protection laws.  Recently, the New Jersey Assembly  Continue Reading

On January 18th the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, the green-light to take over NBC Universal. Comcast already owns a handful of cable channels, including E! Entertainment and the Golf Channel. However, through its acquisition of a fifty-one percent stake in […]

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Marijuana Cybersquatting: The Next Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

On November 3, 2010 By

The legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic this election season. Some forward-thinking entrepreneurs have their fingers crossed that laws like Proposition 19 will pass, but not necessarily because they are using, selling, or growing the “ganja.” Instead, some tech-savvy individuals have been registering domain names that are connected to marijuana. […]

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On the field, “NFL football” and “cutthroat competition” are virtually indistinguishable phrases. However, off the field, in the realm of NFL paraphernalia, Reebok was the sole “team” possessing a monopoly in the market. In 2000, the NFL signed a ten-year licensing agreement that gave Reebok the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell jerseys, hats, […]

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Slovakia's Internet Faster than U.S.

On April 8, 2010 By

CNN reports that the United States lags behind seventeen other countries in Internet speed. While the fastest and cheapest Internet connections are in South Korea, even former Soviet Bloc nations like Slovakia and Romania have faster average connection speeds than the United States.

Some nations, like Korea and Japan, benefit from a dense […]

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Regulatory Review of Proposed NBC-Comcast Deal Begins

On February 10, 2010 By

The pending deal between NBC Universal and Comcast has found an unlikely opponent in former NBC-funnyman-turned-Senator, Al Franken (D-Minn.).

As we reported in December 2009, the joint venture agreement would leave Comcast owning 51 percent and G.E. owning 49 percent of NBC Universal. However, it seems predictions that the merger would face Continue Reading

Yahoo/Microsoft Partnership Faces Expanded DOJ Review

On September 15, 2009 By

A proposed partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo’s search engines faces increased scrutiny this week by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The partnership, announced in July, would give Microsoft control of Yahoo’s search service by using its own search engine, Bing, on all Yahoo sites. Yahoo would maintain the responsibility of selling […]

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On August 28, the D.C. Circuit struck down as “arbitrary and capricious” a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation prohibiting a single cable operator from serving more than 30 percent of the market. Comcast, which challenged the regulation, now has room to increase its 25 percent market share. Groups like Media Access […]

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Few people would argue that online retailers are very different from traditional retailers. With a few clicks of a mouse you can compare prices of goods and services from the comfort of your own home instead of physically going from store to store to compare prices and items in person. Although price fixing […]

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