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#NYCTech - We are living in an on-demand society. And thanks to Moore’s Law, our mobile phones give us access to virtually anything in a matter of seconds. Despite this we are often still waiting for many professional services (lawyers,...
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#NYCTech - Recently, Innovention, one of three non-profit Incubators operated by New York University, held a discussion on the legal and fundraising aspects of startups. The organization strives to help students and entrepreneurs stay on the...
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AlleyTalk - One sign of a disruptive company is when the startup clashes with the regulatory establishment.The debate surrounding the legality of Airbnb—the home-sharing startup that has turned into a global phenomenon—reached New...
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Advice - Most entrepreneurs I meet are reluctant to disclose anything about their ideas to investors before getting a signed confidential disclosure agreement (CDA). Professional investors and advisors, on the other hand, usually refuse to...
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Advice - Term sheet signed, due diligence complete, now it’s time to head into the last stage of the funding process — the closing. I don’t mean to use the title terms “legal grind” negatively. But, for most VCs and for most...
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Advice - No small business owner likes thinking about legal needs. But like it or not, the law can have a major impact on your small business. From protecting your creations against copycats to negotiating the best deals with vendors, getting...
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#NYCTech -  According to the website, Skiplagged, a site that helps people find the best prices for airline tickets, is better at finding cheap flights than any other website. It must be true: United Airlines and Orbitz are suing young...
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Crowdfunding - It has been over a year since the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permitted securities issuers to market their capital raises using general solicitation and general advertising while still qualifying for an exemption from...
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Advice - A trademark is that word, phrase, symbol, logo or design that sets your goods or services apart and distinguishes you from all the rest. The “loud and proud” protection of goodwill being built in a mark serves many valuable...
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LegalWatch -As the deadline for the FCC to hear public comments on its net neutrality regulation nears, a comical video is trying to drum up even more attention...
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Cool Tech -Audi's Tampa test drive for a system that allows drivers to negotiate traffic jams hands-free highlights how advances in autonomous driving...
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Bitcoin -More federal regulators are sounding alarms on Bitcoin warning that if you use the virtual currency, “you are on your own.” Priya Anand joins...
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#NYCTech - The State of New York is weighing a raft of new rules to regulate bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the state's financial regulators announced recently, proposing to issue a "BitLicense" that would protect consumers, prevent money...
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Apps -Douglas Macmillan joins us to explain how Foursquare can now track users' GPS coordinates even when the app is closed, as long as their phone is...
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LegalWatch - Verizon defended its policy of slowing data speeds for some customers during periods of heavy traffic, telling regulators the step is needed to...
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Advice - The Supreme Court ruled against Aereo, while other startups like Uber and AirBnb are facing pressures of their own. How can tech navigate a landscape...