Archive | October, 2013

IT’S JUST BUSINESS? – FUHGEDABOUTTIT!

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If you want to know why enterprise needs to be regulated in this country, you need look no further than movies or TV shows about the mob. In a startlingly high percentage of these capers, a mobster suddenly pulls a gun on one of his associates, perhaps someone he’s known for a long time, with…
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The National Radio Quiet Zone: An Escape from a Wireless World

Do you ever wish you could just “get away from it all” on vacation—leave your cellphone and tablet behind, and try to find the true relaxation that only the absence of push notifications, tweets, Facebook posts, and email can provide? If, like some of us, you don’t have the willpower to go cold turkey, you…
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AB32 – that cap-and-trade money went where?

I recently attended an energy efficiency conference where a speaker discussing California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, colloquially known as AB32 ( Assembly Bill 32), was interrupted several times with variations of the phrase, “…but what are you guys going to do with the money?” California holds a strong reputation as a pioneer for…
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Attempted Murder – Congratulations! You Failed

If there’s one thing Americans agree on, it is the U.S. is a country that celebrates initiative and rewards success. And yet, right smack dab in the middle of our criminal justice sentencing guidelines is a glaring exception: an incentive system that teaches those who go through it, that it’s better to fail than succeed.…
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AirBnB Served With Subpoena To Give Up User Data

AirBnB, the poster-child of the sharing economy, has found itself in yet another sticky legal situation. The popular apartment-sharing website just got served with a subpoena from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The AG is requesting three years’ worth of user data from 225,000 New Yorkers on the site to launch an investigation on…
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