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The Cost of Being Free

On February 23, 2017 By ckerr

Since 2013, Zenefits, one of Silicon Valley’s “unicorns,” has been offering its software for a remarkably low price: free. Zenefits is a cloud-based human resources software-as-a-service (SaaS) company; or, in English, it is an insurance broker. That’s how Zenefits can afford to offer its software for free to its user—it makes yearly commissions of [...]

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President Trump’s executive order on immigration has elicited strong reactions on both sides of the issue. One week after the order was issued, public opinion was nearly evenly split with 51% disapproving and 45% approving of the order.  The order has created  confusion at airports, sparked several large demonstrations across the world, and resulted in [...]

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Privacy Concerns Plague Education Apps

On April 10, 2015 By Kelsey Zottnick

The app world appears poised to disrupt the education industry.  Countless start-ups, fueled by billions in venture capital, are scrambling to capture schools’ attention. At first glance, these companies offer innovative ways to engage students in the learning process. For instance, adaptive learning apps for subjects like math calibrate lessons to individual learning patterns. Other [...]

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The Rise of Real Estate Crowdinvesting

On October 9, 2014 By Christopher Borns

The use of crowdfunding has provided a welcome boost to the sluggish economy of recent years. Crowdfunding, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people[,] especially from the online community.”  Crowdfunding campaigns, thus, do not focus on soliciting one or two major [...]

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GUEST POST BY: JEAN-LOUP RICHET

Last year, an interesting report by Gady Epstein for The Economist offered social, political, commercial, technical, and international perspectives on the muddled past, present and future of Chinese internet censorship. Its publication led the China Digital Times to refer to China’s internet connections, the third-most-restrictive in the world Continue Reading

Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 24, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

 

Broadcast Industry

The U.S. District Court in Utah grants broadcasters’ request for a preliminary injunction against Aereo, ending Aereo’s stretch of court victories over the broadcasting industry.

Information Security

Apple patches an extremely critical security vulnerability in its iOS mobile operating system that allows a third-party to fully intercept and modify encrypted [...]

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