Sep 27, 2012

Timberlake tries to bring Myspace back

NEW YORK — “Who am I to say I want you back? When you were never mine to give away.” Those are the opening lines of a song that accompanies a “New Myspace” promotional video. The once-mighty social network is trying to stage yet another comeback with the help of Justin Timberlake. The new site, […]

Aug 10, 2012

FTC finalizes privacy settlement with Facebook

NEW YORK — The federal government has finalized its settlement with Facebook to resolve charges that the social network exposed details about users’ lives without getting the required legal consent. Facebook Inc. didn’t admit wrongdoing, but agreed to submit to government audits of its privacy practices every other year for the next two decades. The […]

Jan 16, 2012

Smart TVs: More than just for watching

Julie Harada joined her colleague Frank Gorman of Gorman & Williams at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Harada writes today about the biggest trend she noticed at this year’s expo. Earlier this week, Gorman and Mike Yang wrote about what’s hot at this year’s show. Later this week, they’ll have their list […]

Sep 9, 2011

The Daily Record News Quiz: September 5 – 9

Have you been keeping up with The Daily Record’s news this week? Take our 10-question weekly news quiz in this fun, interactive feature. Leave a comment below and tell us how many questions you got right!

Jun 29, 2011

News Corp. sells MySpace for $35M mostly in stock

LOS ANGELES — News Corp. has sold struggling social networking site MySpace for $35 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. The deal values MySpace at a fraction of what News Corp. paid for the site six years ago. The sale to online advertising network operator Specific Media is expected to close later […]

Jun 28, 2011

News Corp. to sell MySpace this week

LOS ANGELES — News Corp. is aiming to sell its struggling social network site MySpace this week and will likely lay off more than half of the staff, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company hasn’t selected from among several buyers yet, according to the person, who was not authorized to comment […]

May 5, 2011

Week in review: 5/6/11

Towson U. eyes Commons space Administrators at Towson University has been talking with the owner of the nearly vacant Towson Commons about leasing space to use for classrooms and academic offices. Some local leaders have said such a conversion could rejuvenate the community. MTA defends reports The Maryland Transit Administration says there was nothing wrong with […]

May 2, 2011

Technological heebie-jeebies

Lawyers attempting to get social networking into evidence must contend with a group of judges who probably have never used a social networking site among the seven of them. (I’d love to be proven wrong. To be fair, a quick check of Facebook shows that Judge Bell has a page with 30 friends, including public […]

Nov 9, 2009

The Ethics of Surreptitious Friending

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Professional Guidance Committee was requested to offer its advisory opinion on a novel issue involving social networking sites and witness background investigation. The question was whether a lawyer could, within the bounds of the Rules of Professional Conduct, ask another person to contact a witness on Facebook or […]

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