The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission), along with the U.S. Department of Justice, can challenge mergers it believes will result in a substantial lessening of competition – for example through higher prices, lower quality or reduced rates of innovation.
In news that’s making a lot of headlines, Apple was hit with a $532.9 million jury verdict in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Smartflash, a company that’s been called a “patent troll” by some because it is a non-practicing entity. Though the ruling is a big one, this is just the beginning of the fight in the case.
Today, consumers typically form first impressions of businesses based on what they read about them on the internet, particularly on search engines such as Google.
One of the fascinating things about social media is that, from a marketing standpoint, each social media platform offers its own unique set of features and opportunities; as a result, a marketing strategy that proves successful on one platform is likely to be a flop when applied to another platform. Each platform requires a marketing strategy tailored to the particular strengths of that platform.
Last week Google’s artificial intelligence, Deep Mind, beat a human at a handful of Atari games. That’s a big departure from the past Chess-champion computers, since it’s a lot harder to “solve” a game like Pong or Space Invaders, and it’s a huge sign that machine learning is well on its way to becoming the next breakthrough technology—and hopefully the legal industry can keep up.
After nearly 4 million public comments, and months of vigorous public, industry, and Congressional debate, the FCC, by a 3-2 vote, approved revised net neutrality rules to “protect the Open Internet.”
According to a recent report groups in “China continue to target Western interests, but there has been a shift in focus from the theft of intellectual property to identity information” according to BusinessInsurance.com which drew these conclusions from a February 23, 2015 recent HP report entitled “HP Security Research, Cyber Risk Report 2015” which also stated.
Good job Internet, you did it: by a 3-2 vote, the FCC has officially voted to regulate the Internet like a utility, establishing the strongest victory for net neutrality. So what happens now?
As expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today. Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality.