Posts in Social Media


Instagram challenges Microsoft trademark application at TTAB over ‘gram’ suffix

Instagram’s TTAB action targets U.S. Trademark Application No. 86663305, which would protect Microsoft’s use of the standard character mark “ACTIONGRAM” on goods including computer software …
By Steve Brachmann
1 day ago 0

Did Reddit’s CEO Pierce Section 230 Protections?

Internet attorneys spend our days fighting the good fight – at least that’s what I think I do. In a time where judges confuse metadata and metatags, …
By Heather Antoine
10 days ago 0

Sony invents journalist reputation system, could help with fake news phenomenon

In the days since the U.S. presidential election the scourge of fake news has been tearing at the soul of Internet media. An interview with a …
By Steve Brachmann
14 days ago 0

Trump targeted in copyright infringement action over Skittles tweet filed by former refugee photographer

Trump, no stranger to lawsuits himself, can now count U.S. district courts as the latest venue where his position could be on the decline. A suit …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 0

Conversational Commerce: How Technology Raises the Bar for Customer Interaction

Now with smartphones always-on and within reach 24/7, the way businesses need to communicate information to customers is through their mobile devices. And statistics show that the preferred …
By Derek Handova
2 months ago 0

Facebook news feed promotes fake news, creates misleading expectations in readers

It is possible that the fake news topics in Trending News issue may get fixed for Facebook in the future; after all, algorithms tend to improve with …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 0

#Infringement? Olympic Committee Attempts to Knock Out Competitors

The Olympic Games will draw the attention of the world under a banner of honest competition and camaraderie. However, many have accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) …
By Ryan Fox
4 months ago 0

Facebook’s suicide prevention tools are a useful step towards protecting mental health

In an attempt to use the forces of social media for good, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) announced in the middle of June that it would be rolling …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 0

Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn brings social network analytics to Office software

On June 13th, the Redmond, WA-based multinational tech company Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that it had agree to acquire LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) in a $26.2 billion cash …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 0

FCC’s Tom Wheeler looks to extend his chokehold on ISPs with broadband privacy rules

ISPs have increasingly come under the focus of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the agency’s chairman, Tom Wheeler. The FCC is fresh from a major …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 0

Questions linger on Twitter’s plans to incorporate SoundCloud after $70 million investment

The recent Twitter investment has much to do with the SoundCloud Go premium subscription service launched in late March of this year. The premium service, which costs $9.99 …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 1

#UNDECIDED: Trademark Protection for Hashtags

Can a hashtag be a protectable trademark? And when does use of another’s trademark in hashtags constitute infringement? Disagreement has arisen among the United States Patent …
By David Kohane
6 months ago 1

Social media giants will have issues banning hate speech

Recently, some major American tech companies operating across the globe have publicly announced their agreement to a code of conduct developed by the European Commission and designed …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 3

Strength of IBM’s Watson Health seen in Bausch & Lomb iOS app for cataract surgeries

IBM has been wading further into the medical fields over the past few years thanks to the strength of its cognitive computing division, especially the rise of …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 1

7 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Professional Life

Everyone in the world today has habits that hinder some part of their everyday life. From personal relationships to the work place, bad habits are formed every …
By Renee Quinn
6 months ago 10