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Lawsuit Challenges Minimalist Shoemaker's ClaimsBranham Law Group, LLP Investigating Groupon for Financial Reporting FailuresApple's Siri Is The Target Of Another Lawsuit Over Deceptive AdvertisingWill it Take a Law to Protect Online Privacy?Lawyer: BART officer cleared in stun gun incidentLawyers divided on court's decision to allow advertising of their servicesLawsuit Challenges Minimalist Shoemaker's ClaimsApplesauce: All Things AppleTech firms' data gathering worries most Californians, poll findsYahoo! websites to get do-not-track toolGlancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against First ...Why Google Might Be Going to $0FTC seeks law to shed more light on data brokersWhat Would George Say?Yahoo to get do-not-track tool - Tech News Today

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Advanced Advertising: Comcast's Jenckes Sees Plenty of ITV Ad Opportunities
Multichannel NewsMarch 1, 2012

New York -- Canoe's interactive television advertising business may have tipped over, but that doesn't mean the cable industry in general and Comcast in particular are left without a paddle in those marketing waters. Comcast Cable senior vice president ...more »

Global Internet Services Industry
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

The report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry with an on-the-fly focus on broadband services, and details trends such as, increased broadband penetration and growth in e-Commerce applications and online advertising.more »

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Lawsuit Challenges Minimalist Shoemaker's Claims
WBURMarch 31, 2012

“Defendants' false and misleading advertising campaign has allowed them to reap millions of dollars of profit at the expense of the consumers they have misled,” the lawsuit says. The plaintiff mentioned by name in the lawsuit is a Florida woman who ...more »

Branham Law Group, LLP Investigating Groupon for Financial Reporting Failures
Sacramento BeeMarch 31, 2012

The Branham Law Group, LLP has extensive experience in securities and commercial litigation and handled claims of investor fraud, partnership oppression, shareholder derivative suits, and class actions of all types. The Branham Law Group also advises ...more »

Apple's Siri Is The Target Of Another Lawsuit Over Deceptive Advertising
Geek SailorMarch 31, 2012

A few weeks ago Apple was sued by a man in New York who claimed that Siri is not working like it is showed in Apple's advertising videos. An iPhone 4S owner in Los Angeles has the same opinion about Apple's personal assistant, and filled another law...more »

Will it Take a Law to Protect Online Privacy?
PCWorldMarch 31, 2012

Now, the FTC is pressing industry groups hard to develop and implement by the end of the year a meaningful do-not-track system that would bring together Web companies and advertisers, grouped under the Digital Advertising Alliance, browser makers and ...more »

Lawyer: BART officer cleared in stun gun incident
Sacramento BeeMarch 31, 2012

The attorney for a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer who fired his stun gun at a 13-year-old suspect says his client has been cleared of excessive force allegations. Justin Buffington said an arbitrator awarded Sgt. John Austin back pay.more »

Lawyers divided on court's decision to allow advertising of their services
Daily NationMarch 31, 2012

Lawyers Chrysostom Akhaabi (right) and Peter Manda addressing journalists on 30 march 2012. The lawyers have taken issue with a high court ruling that the lifts the ban on advertising by law practitioners. Photo/LABAN WALLOGA By PAUL OGEMBA ...more »

Lawsuit Challenges Minimalist Shoemaker's Claims
WCVB-TVMarch 31, 2012

"Defendants' false and misleading advertising campaign has allowed them to reap millions of dollars of profit at the expense of the consumers they have misled," the lawsuit said. The plaintiff mentioned by name in the lawsuit is a Florida woman who ...more »

Applesauce: All Things Apple
RedOrbitMarch 31, 2012

Now the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) wants to take Apple to court over the matter, saying they misled their customers using false advertising. Not only is the ACCC asking for refunds for those customers left out of the 4G fun, ...more »

Tech firms' data gathering worries most Californians, poll finds
Los Angeles TimesMarch 31, 2012

The vast majority of Californians surveyed in a statewide poll are worried about the data collected by Internet and smartphone companies, and most said they distrust even firms known for their ardent fans and tens of millions of daily users.more »

Yahoo! websites to get do-not-track tool
Hindustan TimesMarch 31, 2012

Photo: AFP/Nicholas Kamm Yahoo! on Thursday said that it will soon add a tool to its websites that allow visitors to signal that they don't want their online activity tracked for ad targeting or other ends. including online advertising units Right ...more »

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against First ...
CNBC.comMarch 31, 2012

The Complaint alleges that defendants issued false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations and prospects. Specifically, Defendants misrepresented or failed to disclose: (1) the ...more »

Why Google Might Be Going to $0
TechCrunchMarch 31, 2012

1998: Ken files a patent that classified how search results and ad results are sorted based on the number of click-thrus an ad gets. He sells the company to Lycos for $40 million. Ken Lang becomes CTO of Lycos and they take over his patents.more »

FTC seeks law to shed more light on data brokers
The Daily News OnlineMarch 31, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission is calling for a new law that would allow people to review the vast amounts of information being collected about them as the Internet, smartphones and other technology make it easier to create digital ...more »

What Would George Say?
NerdlesMarch 31, 2012

Late last year, hair removal company “Radiancy” sued Kim for false advertising. According to the law suit, she misled consumers while she endorses the hair removal system TRIA. Another lawsuit came from the dieters who tried QuickTrim diet pills, ...more »

Yahoo to get do-not-track tool - Tech News Today
San Francisco Luxury NewsMarch 31, 2012

The California-based internet pioneer promised to deploy a ” Do Not Track solution” across its global network, including online advertising units Right Media and interclick, by mid-year. “This site-wide DNT mechanism will provide a simple step for ...more »

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