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When emojis and the law collide

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** When I started writing about the intersection of law and technology in 2006, emojis were a sidebar in the world of communication. Until the release of the first smartphone, the iPhone, emojis were typically used only in certain online chat rooms. But with the release of the iPhone in 2007, people were able to use emojis more often using various messaging apps. And then when iOS 6 was released in 201...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Law, Washington, Court, Web/Tech, Rochester, Smith, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, California Court of Appeal, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology


Pennsylvania Supreme Court on ethically mining social media evidence

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Pennsylvania Supreme Court on ethically mining social media evidence Social media can be a gold mine for litigation attorneys. There’s a wealth of information available online that can often be used to the benefit of your client at trial. The trick is knowing how to ethically access social media evidence. Because if you don’t fully understand the ins and outs of the various social media platforms...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Law, Social Media, Pennsylvania, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Miller, Board, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Rochester New York, Centre County, RPC, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column


Nexxt Brings the Power of AMP to Job Alert Emails to Greatly Improve the Job Search Experience

We at Nexxt are very excited to announce that we are working toward improving the job search experience through an integration with Google. The integration of AMP, into Nexxt’s SmartMatch Alert emails will bring job seekers the most up-to-date, dynamic job content directly in their Gmail accounts. AMP for Email represents a fundamental shift in the way Nexxt delivers the SmartMatch Alert which uses patented technology to deliver job content based on the user’s behavior. Job seekers can engage wi...
Tags: Google, Careers, Web/Tech, Job Search Process, Julie Shenkman, Nexxt, AMP for Email, Power of AMP, Kane Cochran


The Business Model Pivot

I saw Zuck’s post on pivoting to private interactions from public posts yesterday and I had a flashback to Bill Gates’s Internet Tidal Wave memo to his company almost twenty-five years ago. I have always seen a lot of Gates in Zuck. They both have this incredible ability to see someone else’s product and realize that they need to build their own version of it. But copying someone else’s product is a lot easier than copying someone else’s business model, particularly when you already have ...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Web/Tech, Crypto, Gates, Blockchain, Zuck, VC & Technology


Apple Store Champs Elysees

I have been an Apple fan ever since I bought my first Mac laptop in 2001. Every computer I’ve owned since then is an Apple and I bought my first I-Phone in 2008.   Besides their superior products, I’ve always liked their consistent minimalist and streamlined design, which their stores clearly reflect. They are more like tech laboratories than a retail store.   A few months ago a new store on the Champs Elysees opened and it’s the most beautiful and unusual Apple store I’ve ever been i...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Shopping, Web/Tech, Paris, Champs Elysees, Richard Nahem, Alberto Santos Dumont, Michele K


Video Of The Week: The Currency Of Trust

Trust is rising as a central issue in tech and the Internet. We spend a lot of time at USV thinking about trust and talking about trust. It is part of our current investment thesis. Rachel Botsman is a writer who focuses on trust and her talk at DLD last month was quite good.
Tags: Trends, USV, Web/Tech, Crypto, Blockchain, Rachel Botsman, VC & Technology


A New Collection of Official, Authorized Prince GIFs!

Tech entrepreneur Anil Dash, podcaster, music historian, and advisor to the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, knows his way around Prince’s catalogue. Less than a year after the iconoclastic musician left the planet, Dash created a guide to help newbies and casual listeners become better acquainted with his oeuvre: The nice thing about Prince’s work is that there are no bad starting points; if you don’t like what you hear at first, he almost certainly made a song in the complete op...
Tags: Google, Music, College, New York City, Web/Tech, Anil Dash, Prince, Archives, Dash, Facebook Twitter, Maria Bartiromo, George Gershwin, Obama White House, Kottke, Redbone, ROGERS NELSON


The Convergence Of The Phone And Laptop

The Gotham Gal wanted to get a new laptop. Her late 2015 Macbook has started to fade on her. So yesterday we made a visit to the local Apple Store and checked out the options. We looked at the Macbooks, the Macbook Airs, and we also looked at the iPad Pros. We debated the choice and she ended up deciding to go for the iPad Pro. We work with a few people who have iPad Pros and love them. And she noticed how much I am using and enjoying my Pixel Slate. One of the most interesting things abou...
Tags: Mobile, Trends, Macbook, Web/Tech, Apple Store, MacBook Airs, VC & Technology, Gotham Gal


Dear Tech: Let’s Do Better

We all want to believe in something larger than ourselves. We want to believe that our words, deeds and actions can make a difference in the world – what Steve Jobs described as “making a dent in the universe”. But over the last decade, it feels like we have all been knuckling down, focusing on near term data – the next quarter, the month end numbers, the little things that allow us to scrape by week-by-week. I’m not suggesting all these things are not important. After all, we do need to ...
Tags: Big Data, Data as Property, Disruptive Technology, Fintech, Innovation, MarketingTech, Web/Tech, Women in Technology


The Free And Open Internet

I realize that publications need to have a business model to stay afloat. And the past month has seen a number of online publications (and offline publications) layoff a large number of employees. So it isn’t even clear that all of these hard paywalls, soft paywalls, and advertising based models are going to make the online publishing business work. But the cost of all of this business model exploration and extraction is a continued degradation of the clean and fluid user experience that made th...
Tags: Washington Post, America, Trends, Rants, Web/Tech, Jeff Bezos, Dingell, John Dingell


Indiana Jones and the General Data Protections Regulation

How GDPR is Changing International Best Hiring Practices Last May, GDPR came rolling through our lives like that big ol’ boulder in Indiana Jones. Getting out of its way, avoiding it, outsmarting it? No way. That thing was coming for you! And like Indiana Jones, we who recruit in the Euro Zone have to know how to operate with the boulder looming at our backs, threatening to squish us if we step out of line.While the penalties for not complying to GDPR are not actually at the “being smushed by...
Tags: Careers, Indiana, Web/Tech, Indiana Jones, John Williams, Recruitment Best Practices, Niche Recruiting, Recruitment Trends, Sarah MORGAN, Nexxt


How Lawyers Are Using Social Media in 2019

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How Lawyers Are Using Social Media in 2019 I’ve been covering lawyers’ use of social media in my column for the Daily Record since 2008. Back then, most lawyers believed that social media was a passing fad, despite my ardent assertions to the contrary. Some even believed that it was both unethical and unwise for lawyers to use social media. Convincing lawyers that social media was a phenomenon t...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, New York, Law, Social Media, Web/Tech, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Gary Craig, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black


New Paper on Ethics and Social Media

By David Hricik I’ve long written about ethics and technology (my old paper about email security, I am proud to say, pushed back on the idea that (at least in the 1990s) email was insecure).  For an AIPLA speech I’m giving next month, I wrote a paper on various ethical issues that arise with the use of social media.  It is available here. The issue that I’ve run into a few times now in IP cases is judicial research into facts. I represented people in one of those matters, which was before the OE...
Tags: Law, Social Media, Ethics, Current Affairs, Web/Tech, Weblogs, David Hricik


How the Months Got Their Names in the Italian Language

I mesi  The months  The original Roman year had ten named months, beginning with Martius, named for Mars, god of war. This was the month when the mighty Roman legions resumed their battles to conquer and rule the known world. It was also the time when farmers began working the fields and preparing for planting.  The other months were:  *Aprilis (April), dedicated to the goddess of love Aphrodite (Venus)  *Maius (May), for Maia, the goddess of new plantings (who also gave her name to il maial...
Tags: Travel, Books, History, Rome, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Calendar, Language, Italy, Mars, Italian Expressions, Junius, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Numa Pompilius, Julian


Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligations

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligation Office water coolers used to be gathering places where people discussed current events and caught up on office gossip. But, like many other time-honored traditions, even water cooler conversations have been affected by technology. Certainly these in-office discussions still occur, but much of the day-to-day discours...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Social Media, Ethics, Web/Tech, Nopd, Louisiana, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Gill Pratt, National Guard, Jefferson


Three Days of Christmas Feasts in Italy

Le Tre Feste di Natale  The Three Christmas Feasts  Most families in Italy begin celebrating il Natale on the evening of December 24 (la vigilia di Natale) with a big dinner. Because Christmas Eve is a vigilia di magro (a day of abstinence on which the Catholic Church prohibits the consumption of meat), the centerpiece of the meal is fish.  The traditional choice is eel, a favorite of the ancient Romans that appears in the earliest known cookbook, written by a gourmand known as Apicius. This...
Tags: Travel, Books, Games, Religion, Rome, Culture, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Language, Italy, Virgin, Catholic Church, Food And Drink, Jesus, Stephen, Siena


Christmas Family Traditions in Italy

    Le tradizioni di Natale  Christmas Traditions  “Natale con i tuoi; Pasqua con chi vuoi,” Italians say. “Christmas with your family; Easter with whomever you want.” An Italian Christmas centers on casa (home) and stare insieme in famiglia (being together as a family). Here are some of the most beloved traditions among Italian families: L’albero di Natale e il presepio (the Christmas tree and Nativity scene) Italians in the northern part of the country began decorating alberi di Natale (Chr...
Tags: Travel, Books, Religion, History, Culture, Current Affairs, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Language, Italy, Christmas Tree, Sicily, Italian Expressions, Natale, Sayings and expressions, Italian language


Round Up: Billing and Calendaring Software, Cybersecurity, and Millennial Lawyers

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from November 2018: Hate missing deadlines? Here's what you ought to know about court-rules-based calendaring software - ABA Journal  Streamlined Billing: Five Best Ways to Make Sure You Get Paid - Attorney at Work  Cybersecurity And The R...
Tags: Law, Web/Tech, ABA Journal, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack


Celebrating Saint Nicolas, the Original Santa Claus

  San Nicola di Bari In some parts of Italy the feast  of San Nicola, patron saint of Bari,  ushers in the Christmas season (stagione natalizia) with the giving of gifts (regali) on the eve or morning of December 6, his onomastico (name’s day). Although many stories of San Nicola’ s life may be mythical, he did inspire the figure of a beloved old man—whether he’s known as Babbo Natale (Father Christmas) or Santa Claus—who gives out presents in December. The son of a wealthy Christian family...
Tags: Travel, Books, New York City, Religion, Turkey, History, Culture, Egypt, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Language, Italy, Santa Claus, Christian, North America, Christmas Traditions


Supreme Court of Florida weighs in on judges using social media

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *****   Supreme Court of Florida weighs in on judges using social media Whether judges should use social media has been a contentious issue for some time now. Early on, the consensus seemed to be that it was problematic for judges to do so, but over time that’s changed. So, for example in 2012, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal addressed this issue in Pierre Domville v. State of Florida, No. ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, Law, Court, Social Media, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, State, Florida Supreme Court, Rochester New York, Fourth District Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Florida, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column


Cyber Monday 2018 sales hit record, boosting sellers' profits and state tax coffers

Did you get all your shopping done on Cyber Monday? A lot of us did. Adobe, which tracks the multitude of transactions among major U.S. retailers, projects that online sales this Cyber Monday will be $7.8 billion. That's an 18.3 percent increase from the $6.6 billion spent last year on the Monday after Thanksgiving. If that figure is reached (or bettered), it would make Cyber Monday the highest-selling day of the 2018 holiday season. Those sales amounts seem to support the argument made by onli...
Tags: Amazon, Cyber Monday, Business, Taxes, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Online Shopping, Web/Tech, South Dakota, Tax Avoidance, Sales Tax, States, District Of Columbia, Don


More online sales tax collection this holiday shopping season, but few expect it to dampen cyber sales

The post-Thanksgiving shopping ad inserts, stacked at left, consumed more newsprint than my local newspaper in which they were stuffed! Welcome to the first holiday shopping season after the U.S. Supreme Court's Wayfair decision. That ruling last June OK'ed states' efforts to collect sales tax from companies even if they don't have a physical presence, aka nexus, in the locales. Some states were champing at the bit and quickly enacted or tweaked laws mandating at least some sellers, gener...
Tags: Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Business, Taxes, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Boston, Online Shopping, Web/Tech, South Dakota, Sales Tax, Nexus, Jeff Bezos, Nrf


Ways to Say Thank You in the Italian Language

Thank you Italians don’t observe the all-American holiday of thanksgiving (la festa del ringraziamento). There are Italian words, but no cultural equivalents for the Pilgrim fathers (padri pellegrini) and the American Indians (Amerindi) who came together to celebrate the harvest (il raccolto) in the new world (il Nuovo Mondo). Italians do eat turkey (tacchino) and pumpkin (zucca) but not in the traditional way (modo tradizionale) that Americans prepare them on Thanksgiving. Yet Italian has a wo...
Tags: Travel, Books, Thanksgiving, Education, Culture, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Language, Italy, Italian Expressions, Grazie, Sayings and expressions, Italian language, Dianne Hales, thank you in Italian, Ma immaginati Ma


Round Up: Secure Communication, Cybersecurity, Podcasts for Lawyers, and More

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from October 2018: Check out some secure communication and collaboration tools for lawyers - ABA Journal (October 2018) Product Note: Mixcder E7 Active Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones - ABA GPSolo eReport (October 2018) Asked And Answ...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Web/Tech, Aba, Legal Practice, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack, Web resources


Does online food shopping promote healthy eating?

Whether we like it or not, online grocery shopping, the final online frontier, is being conquered. Will this shift lead to better eating habits? [Author: Dr. Ayala]
Tags: Health, Wellness, Vegetables, Online Shopping, Fruits, Web/Tech, Food And Drink, Grocery, Instacart, Healthy Lifestyle, Peapod, Kroger, Shipt, Ayala, Fruits And Vegetables, Dr. Ayala


Is Cloud Printing Right for your Small Business?

Cloud computing is all the rage today for many companies and when I ran across an article mentioning cloud printing it got my attention. By the way if you are not familiar with the term cloud computing or want to... [Author: Randy Alletag]
Tags: Small Business, Cloud Computing, Seo, Web/Tech, The Internet, Tacony Corporation, Randy Alletag


Web Survey Tools

We did a posting last month titled A Simple Way to Survey that described a new survey tool designed for mobile devices that made it easy to create simple and short surveys. Not everyone has an iPhone, iPad, or other... [Author: Randy Alletag]
Tags: Small Business, Seo, Web/Tech, The Internet, Surveys, Tacony Corporation, Randy Alletag


Improve Your Social Media Results

There are many variations of an old adage in advertising that goes something like this, "I know that half my advertising works...I just don't know which half!" I wondered who first came up with this humorous statement and according to... [Author: Randy Alletag]
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Email, Small Business, Social Media, Seo, Web/Tech, The Internet, Tacony Corporation, Randy Alletag


Round Up: Legal Innovation, Law Firm Billing, Legal Tech Gadgets, and More

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from August and September 2018: Simplify a tedious deposition review with technology - ABA Journal  Cashing in with credit-card processing software - ABA Journal ( An Open Letter to Potential Law Students: Know the Truth - ABA Journal Pro...
Tags: Law, Cloud Computing, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Mobile Computing, Sonia Sotomayor, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack, ABA Journal Cashing


Round Up: AI, litigation analytics software, Gmail security issues, and more

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from July 2018: Finding treasure with litigation data analytics software - ABA Journal  Asked And Answered: Was Law School Worth It? (Part III) - Above the Law Law Firms, Artificial Intelligence, And The Fork In The Road - Above the Law T...
Tags: Law, Web/Tech, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack