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On October 17, 2014, just days before Staples announced that it was investigating a “potential [security] issue,” President Obama signed an executive order to accelerate EMV adoption in the United States.
The hacking trend first began in November of 2013 when—a few days before Thanksgiving—Target’s security and payments system was hacked. In the first [...]Continue Reading →
On October 14, 2014 By Brenan Salgado October 22, 2014
I recently attended a conference in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the preservation of legal data in the case of litigation. Legal technology conferences are always an interesting mix of keeping up to date with “old” technology developments (at least a few years [...]Continue Reading →
Qualcomm, a leading wireless communications chip supplier worldwide, has emerged a winner with Apple’s iPhone 6 models. A tear-down analysis by iFixit revealed five Qualcomm chips in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, the good news may be offset by Qualcomm’s lingering antitrust probe in its Chinese LTE smartphone market. Last [...]Continue Reading →
Alibaba, the Asia-based online marketplace similar to the American site Amazon.com, went public on Friday, September 19, 2014. The initial public offering raised over $21 million on the first day of sales. As of Wednesday, September 25, the offering reached over $25 million raised, making it the largest IPO of all time, beating [...]Continue Reading →
On September 19, 2014 By Erin Shackelford September 19, 2014
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has cited Midnight Rider producers for safety violations, stemming from the tragic on-set death of twenty-seven year old camera assistant Sara Jones.
Jones was tragically killed last February on the set of Midnight Rider while the crew [...]Continue Reading →
On September 10, 2014 By Brittany Burnham September 14, 2014
Earlier this year, Facebook agreed to purchase the startup messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion. WhatsApp has become hugely popular in the last few years due to its instant messaging capability, but without the usual carrier fees associated with text messaging, its compatibility with all major mobile operating systems, and its [...]Continue Reading →
On June 17, 2014 By Rebecca Loegering June 18, 2014
Last week, a handful of Nashville songwriters ventured to Washington, DC to advocate for changes in the structure of compensation under copyright law. The Songwriter Equity Act, introduced in both the House and Senate, aims to change the mechanics by which the government calculates songwriter pay. Currently, under U.S. Copyright law, [...]Continue Reading →
It appears no one is safe from Carl Icahn, not even Silicon Valley.
The infamous activist investor is at it again, and this time eBay is the object of his disaffection. In what has become a very public battle over recent weeks, Icahn has described eBay’s Chief Executive, John Donahoe, as [...]Continue Reading →
On March 12, 2014 By Thomas Hayden March 11, 2014
Since the leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the US government has been running an unprecedentedly enormous data gathering effort on basically all Americans, Congress has been slow to remove what many see as an unforgivable overreach of government power. In fact, today’s Congress is barely even capable of Continue Reading →
The popular 1980s sitcom Three’s Company revolves around three single roommates: Janet, Chrissy and Jack. When Janet develops a sudden interest in having a baby, Jack and, Chrissy hold hilarious interviews, looking for a “father” for hire. If this sitcom took place today, Janet, Jack, and Chrissy could forgo the interviews and team [...]Continue Reading →
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