At T.R.A.F.F.I.C. EAST 2014, Bill McClure made a deal with the .CLUB gang, Colin...
The Federal Trade Commission has fined UK-based JDI Dating for using fake, computer-generated profiles...
At T.R.A.F.F.I.C. EAST 2014, Bill McClure made a deal with the .CLUB gang, Colin Campbell and Jeff Sass, to acquire the domain name www.Coffee.Club under their new Startup.Club program. Since that time, the .CLUB team and Coffee.org team have been working overtime together to build and launch a great subscription business around a great .CLUB […]
The Federal Trade Commission has fined UK-based JDI Dating for using fake, computer-generated profiles to trick users into upgrading to paid memberships. JDI — which operates 18 dating websites, including cupidswand.com, flirtcrowd.com and findmelove.com — must pay a $616,165 fine and reform its practices. The case is the first for the FTC against an online […]
Nevada drivers with the ridesharing company Uber are picking up passengers despite a judge’s order blocking the rides until at least until Nov. 7. Nevada Taxicab Authority spokeswoman Teri Williams said that at least one Uber driver was cited Saturday for violating Nevada laws licensing car services. Another 10 drivers were cited statewide on Friday. […]
Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sued a handful of lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia in a 2010 case in which Ceglia claimed he was entitled to 84 percent ownership of the social network. Ceglia’s claim was dismissed earlier this year after Facebook and Zuckerberg alleged that Ceglia forged the documents he used as evidence of […]
Twitter has sued the U.S. government, alleging that the Justice Department’s restrictions on what the company can say publicly about the government’s national security requests for user data violate the firm’s First Amendment rights. With its lawsuit, the San Francisco-based firm is seeking to go further than five other technology companies that earlier this year […]
On Tuesday, September 16th, ballots for the 10th Anniversary T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards will be distributed to all who are on the master list and have “subscribed” to the list since the nominations were made. All those who received notice to nominate candidates for the Awards are on the list as well as all those who “subscribed” […]
In response to online retailers threatening their customers with hefty fines for posting negative reviews, California has passed legislation that bans businesses from trying to contractually prohibit customers from publicly expressing their opinion about the business. Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, the law outlaws so-called “non-disparagement clauses” from contracts that require […]
In the case of Clearwater Systems, Inc. v. Glenn Johnson / Clear Water Systems of Remington Inc. Case No. D2014-0878, the panelist took the attorneys for the Complainant to task for bringing the complaint in Bad Faith, thus finding Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The following is that part of the decision that every Complainant’s attorney […]
My good friend Michael Gilmour blogs under the name Whizzbangsblog. He has been writing and investigating whether or not the domain investment industry is represented by either the dan.org or the ICA. I have taken the liberty of re-publishing his latest blog and welcome your comments on the questions that he poses. A Domain Name […]
Twitter is reviewing its policies on privacy and support for family members of deceased users after Robin Williams’s daughter was sent abusive messages following his death. Twitter has suspended “a number of accounts” related to the incident, Del Harvey, vice president of trust and safety for the San Francisco-based company, said in a statement. “We […]