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With finite stores of fossil fuels and rapidly evolving alternative energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines, renewable energy figures to play an increased role in future electricity markets.  However, these renewable electricity sources lack the necessary consistency and efficiency to compete with traditional energy production.  In addition to problems like cloudy days and [...]

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For more than sixty years, celebrities have used their right of publicity to prevent others from making unauthorized commercial uses of their personas, most commonly in the form of a celebrity’s portrait, photograph or signature. Despite its importance to celebrities seeking to tightly control the appropriation of their likeness, the right of publicity occupies [...]

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Does Yik Yak Facilitate Communities or Threats?

On October 15, 2015 By Sara Hunter

Yik Yak, the anonymous location-based social media app, has been under scrutiny since its inception. The start-up, which was launched in November 2013, allows users to make anonymous posts, or “yaks”, and permits others to comment upon those yaks. Yik Yak seeks to build communities by using GPS location-based technology, which shows users posts from [...]

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With the October 2nd release of The Martian and the September 28th confirmation that there is, in fact, water on Mars, outer space has been the subject of much conversation in recent months. But there is an aspect of space not being talked about, which may become far more important in the not-too-distant future: [...]

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As Brad Roberts noted in his post earlier this month, if you have turned on TV in the past month you have heard about daily fantasy sports operators. With DraftKings being the one you have most likely heard of after the over 100 million dollars they have poured into advertising this year alone. Brad covered [...]

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Das Auto – Volkswagon Das Cheats the EPA

On October 6, 2015 By jdrory

Since the Volkswagen (“VW”) scandal surfaced, the company’s stock has plummeted, trading down over 40% from its earlier 52-week high.  The world’s largest automaker is in serious trouble after the group was found to have cheated the United States pollution testing on over 500,000 diesel vehicles. Instead of using technology for good, this is [...]

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Tweet Trimming

On September 30, 2015 By Robyn Taylor

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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Tech M&A Numbers Reveal Industry Crossroads

On September 24, 2015 By pjones

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

On September 23, 2015 By nkalkines

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

On September 3, Swiss-based pharmaceutical giant Novartis launched the first American “biosimilar”—a copycat version of a complex biologic drug.  Novartis is offering it’s product Zarxio at a wholesale price that is 15% less than the wholesale price of the product it mimics: [...]

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