In days gone by, consumers primarily relied on word of mouth, advertising, and reviews from authoritative sources such as print publications in deciding which businesses to frequent. In today’s Internet age, however, consumer decisions have become “crowd-sourced,” as consumers search for businesses online and read customer reviews on websites like Yelp, Trip Advisor, Open Table, or Angie’s List.Read More
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As we become more technologically connected, a significant problem that those of us with online accounts will face upon death or disability is that no one can manage or access our online accounts. Facebook, Google, and the Maryland and Virginia lawmakers have taken steps to address these issues.Read More
Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Cybersecurity Awareness Month falls in October, the same month as Halloween. Malicious programs can come knocking at the door of your company’s digital firewall, dressed in costume as a harmless email attachment or website link. If you open the door expecting a treat, you could end up with a costly and damaging trick. So it’s the perfect time to take note of the cybersecurity risks that your business may face.Read More
The Supreme Court recently ruled that naturally-occurring human genes are “products of nature” that are not eligible to be patented. At the same time, however, the Court held that artificially-created DNA, so-called complementary DNA or cDNA, is patent-able, because it is not naturally occurring.Read More