Archive | June, 2012

Stockr: Another Niche Social Network or a Tool for Transparent Stock Trading?

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Stockr: Another Niche Social Network or a Tool for Transparent Stock Trading?
In a world where data-rich apps sell for billions and patents on algorithms are a company’s prized possessions, it’s clear that data is the new currency. Like it or not, there are hundreds of companies out there that are turning your data into dollars, writes in The Washington Post. Until now, “companies have had the…
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The Supreme Court says lying about being a medal recipient is protected under the First Amendment. The government should not go about setting up a "Ministry of Truth".

Stolen Valor Act Overturned: First Amendment Comes Out on Top Again

In a 6-3 majority decision, the Supreme Court struck down the Stolen Valor Act — an act that imposes criminal penalties on individuals who falsely claimed to be recipients of military medals. Justice Kennedy delivered the plurality decision, joined by Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor. Justices Breyer and Kagan concurred but suggested…
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As CNN and FOX get it all wrong this morning, Twitter gets it right in the collective.

Social Media Gets it Right over Healthcare

The famous picture of Harry Truman, beaming as he holds up a newspaper reading “Dewey Defeats Truman” is doing the rounds today. Albeit modified. In the 1948 election, President Truman was seeking a second term against contender Thomas Dewey. He won, obviously, but the election was famous for the incredible come-from-behind victory and a picture…
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Episode 69: Healthcare, How the Roberts Court Came into its Own and What this Means for November

In a whirlwind day that started at 7am for most of us over on the West coast, Charley and I dig through the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. We talk about what the law means for consumers and small business, how this decision marks the coming of age of the Roberts Court,…
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President Obama signs the health care bill that was upheld by the Supreme Court today. It has been 75 years since the Court has overturned a President's signature piece of legislation.

What the Healthcare Decision Means for Small Businesses and Consumers?

In a 5-4 decision turning on the vote of Chief Justice Roberts’, the US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most notably supporting the controversial individual mandate that every American must buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax. The headline result is that more than 30 million currently uninsured Americans will…
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