EPIC, or the Electronic Privacy Information Center, filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commissions last Tuesday in an effort to expose Google Buzz as violating consumer privacy laws and suggests that Google may have even gone so far as to have broken federal wiretap laws as well.
Written by Bob Sullivan
Still excited about buying that iPad? Coming to a home or mobile device near you. NEWS! That is, if you want it bad enough to pay for it. Free news online is coming to an end sometime soon. Like next year!
We already know major news providers are striking deals to format their content for so called “e-readers.” It’s only a matter of time that you will be given the “privilege” to view news articles after you pay for them. Anyone got a quarter? I need one to put into the slot on the side of my new iPad so i can read the news. So much for sarcasm.
Read Full Story: Inquirer
Pharmaceutical companies are gearing up to provide consumers with
apps and devices for video-game consoles and mobile devices.
Bayer, for instance, has a glucometer that will connect to your Wii
to promote consistent blood sugar testing in diabetic children.
Drug makers can no longer rely on making big money based on popular
drugs so now they are turning to technology to create apps and services
that target consumer devices. You don’t think MONEY has anything to do
with it do you? Get the answer……..
Applied Physiology Ltd., a company that develops biomedical devices, appointed a new CEO in time for its launch of the Navigator System that’s designed to target flow and pressure in the body’s circulatory system.
Philip Daffas, the newly appointed CEO, has a wide range of experience
related to innovative medical products and marketing. The Navigator
System is set to launch early this year.
The Department of Labor requires businesses with a pension
plan or 401k plan to file certain forms. However, as of January 1st,
the DOL switched to paperless filing and now requires that businesses
file forms electronically. The DOL will fine businesses $15,000
who cannot file electronically because they are without internet
or email service.
Story: OC Register
Verizon is offering a small business webinar on Febrruary 10 entitled “How To Develop A Business Plan for free. The webinar is scheduled to last for one hour and includes a 45 minute presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A.
Source: VERIZON SMALL BUSINESS CENTER
If you are located anywhere near the central coast area in California and looking to start a business, you might want to check out the Business Plan Competition in Central California by Marina Technology designed to help people start up companies and create jobs.
WATCH THE VIDEO ON – YOUTUBE
OR GO DIRECTLY TO THE WEBSITE – 2010 MARINA TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
A new suite of insurance products specifically targeted toward
smaller technology companies has been announced by Hub
International – a U.S. insurance broker.
The new integrated suite will offer options and enhancements
normally only offered large corporations. Developed in cooperation
with CNA, the plan will include coverage for a variety of technology
sectors including internet and telecommunications.
Options for coverage will include management liability, comprehensive
general liability, worker’s compensation, umbrella coverage and more.
Additional coverage for personal, automobile, electronic data liability,
and more is available as well. Both Hub and CNA believe that middle market
companies are in need of such coverage and have teamed up to provide such
companies a viable insurance solution.
Today, Monster announced it will buy Yahoo’s HotJobs portal for $225 million in cash. With so many Americans looking for work, Monster believes closing the deal will put them in close
competition to CareerBuilder.com
Monster already provides about one-third of online job postings in the U.S.A. One thing is not sure is if Monster will now cut jobs in order to save additional money from the deal. The deal
should be finalized around the end of the third quarter. Monster’s most recent quarterly results matched expectations at a net loss of about $2.1 million. But still just ahead Wall Street expectations.
Written by Nick Zieminski; Edited by Bill Sorensen
SOURCE: CBS MARKETWATCH – WALL STREET JOURNAL