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Google is Excited About Apple? What a Twist!

On April 9, 2010 By Josh Lee

What a twist!

Today, Apple announced the new features of the iPhone 4 OS. According to Macworld, these features include iAd, a new advertising platform designed specifically for the iPhone. iAd will allow Apple developers to embed advertisements in their applications, which could result in cheaper or free applications from iPhone’s App Store. In [...]

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In a unanimous decision today, the D.C. Circuit vacated an order previously issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), mandating that Comcast not selectively limit its users’ bandwidth–namely, that the FCC cannot regulate Comcast’s practice of limiting bandwidth use by peer-to-peer programs. See below for a breakdown of what the decision means for [...]

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Hell hath no fury like a Gator scorned. Last week, Fox Broadcasting Company threatened to drop its signal from Time Warner Cable and Bright House on the eve of some of the nation’s most anticipated college bowl games. Even members of Congress and the FTC were urged to get involved. Happily, [...]

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In September 2009, the FDA adopted a new regulation banning flavored tobacco. The ban specifically targets candy and fruit-flavored cigarettes. While this issue may be obscure to some, for others, it’s a big deal–their favorite brands of cigarettes have been made illegal with little public debate while the country is occupied with a tanking economy [...]

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FTC Requiring Bloggers to Reveal Perks

On October 19, 2009 By Megan Bibb

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plans to punish bloggers who fail to disclose to readers their relationship with advertisers. The FTC has issued 81 pages of guidelines meant to inspire fair and transparent product reviews online. Bloggers who choose to ignore the new guidelines could face a range of penalties from a strongly-worded [...]

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Look for Over the Counter but Under the Radar: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests and FDA Regulation of Medical Devices in the Spring 2009 issue (Vol. 11, No. 3) of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. The Abstract for the Note follows:

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are laboratory-developed tests that are marketed and sold directly to consumers. [...]

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Grassroots Lending

On October 10, 2008 By Rachel Perkins

As we watch the stock market take record nosedives and banks close their doors, people are beginning to wonder: Will I be able to get a loan? Where should I invest my money? Some of these people are searching for alternatives to traditional financial centers.

Enter [...]

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Comcast Seeks to Overturn FCC Decision

On September 6, 2008 By JETLaw

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Comcast filed suit Thursday against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The cable giant is seeking to block the FCC’s decision to sanction it for “blocking” internet traffic for certain subscribers.

As our blog reported on August 15, the FCC handed down a narrow 3-2 decision in [...]

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