ANOTHER COURT TAKES A SHOT AT FINDING AMAZON LIABLE AS A SELLER

Several recent suits have tried to find Amazon liable as a seller under state strict liability laws where defective products sold by third party merchants on Amazon have resulted in property damage or personal injury. So far the [...]

CREATING A BINDING CONTRACT VIA TEXT? Not so simple says NY court

A legally binding agreement is a meeting of the minds with sufficient detail to allow for enforcement of its terms. For instance, for a sale, you need price and quantity terms agreed.

The law views certain agreements as more [...]

FTC ACTIONS: IT’S ILLEGAL TO PROHIBIT NEGATIVE CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Good customer reviews are gold. Bad customer reviews are poison. The negative effect of bad customer reviews can be painful. The proper solution is to provide great products and services that garner good reviews. However, some [...]

JULY 1ST THE CALIFORNIA BOT LAW WENT INTO EFFECT

Bots, which provide automated processes, are well-known denizens of the Internet. What is not as well-known is when you are communicating with a human online or with a bot. As artificial intelligence progresses, being able to [...]

10 KEY ISSUES TO CONSIDER BEFORE LAUNCHING YOUR APP

All of the below issues should be considered and worked out early on. Sometimes, in the frenzy and thrill of developing a new business, it’s easy to overlook the “housekeeping” issues. However, dealing with these issues farther [...]

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR EMPLOYEE SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

Social media is ubiquitous. Perhaps this is an understatement. Social media provides a powerful platform to express personal, political and, yes, commercial messages. So, if you are not seriously leveraging social media to market [...]

THE NET NEUTRALITY CONTROVERSY DE-MYSTIFIED

There has been a lot of dust kicked up lately in the public sphere around the impending rollback by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the net neutrality regulations. Mixed in this dust is a lot of misinformation and [...]

THE NECESSITY OF HAVING AN EMPLOYEE SOCIAL MEDIA USE POLICY or “Boy, that was one rough week for social media, employees and the President!”

It’s a fact of life. Employees use social media. This use can be both personal and for business. Sometimes the line between the two usages can be blurred. However, either use can impact your business – at times substantially, as [...]

LEGALITY OF DATA SCRAPING

Many start up online businesses need data to get things rolling, and the legality of data scraping is an issue to be evaluated. For instance, HiringSolved is a site that allows users to search their database of millions of [...]

By William S. Galkin, Esq. | March 18, 2015
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Bing Starts Using Deep Facebook Data

On May 15, 2011, Microsoft announced that its search engine, Bing, would start to incorporate social network information from Facebook in its formula which determines organic search results. For instance, information gathered [...]

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