May 2008: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) SmallBusinessNewz Source May 16, 2008 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) WebProNews Source Mar 31, 2013
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 31, 2013 Is A ‘Just Looking’ Fee A Smart Business Decision?
QUOTE: To complicate things even further for brick and mortars, the rise of smartphones has made it easy for consumers to walk into a store, browse the inventory, and comparison shop right from within. Stores risk losing customers to competitors before they’ve even left the store....As of the first of February, this store will be charging people a $5 fee per person for “just looking.”
WebProNews Jan 03, 2013 Was The FTC Too Easy On Google? Too Hard? FTC will not take action on search practices
QUOTE: the FTC finally made an announcement regarding its investigation of Google for alleged anticompetitive conduct. The investigation is now closed. The Commission will not be pursing antitrust litigation, and Google escaped without fines, and will make some minor voluntary changes regarding its search business.... Google has agreed to change some of the business practices to resolve the FTC’s concerns including those related to patents and what the FTC alls its “misuse of patent protection to prevent competition.”
WebProNews Dec 08, 2012 Court Orders Yelp User To Change Review. Slippery Slope?
QUOTE: Have you ever left a negative review of a business? Depending on what you say and how the business in question reacts, that freedom of speech thing you’ve grown so fond of may not be enough to hold up in a court of law.
WebProNews May 27, 2012 Matt Cutts: Here’s How To Expose Your Competitors’ Black Hat SEO Practices: Google really wants to know about them
WebProNews May 19, 2012 Sites receive legal threats for linking: What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It?
QUOTE: I’m not suggesting Google has some plot to kill the web. However, many businesses rely on Google and people are freaking out about backlinks. Some are going so far as to threaten legal action if links are not removed. Links. If such legal action ever resulted in the outlawing of links in any capacity, the web as we know it could be put into great jeopardy. People would be afraid to link. I don’t think Google intends for anything like that to happen, but people don’t always respond to things in the most rational of ways.
WebProNews Apr 29, 2011 Facebook Pages Being Taken Down, Policy Comes Into Question: Tech Blogs Getting Penalized for Copyright Infringement without Verification
QUOTE: ...Facebook is taking down Facebook pages that are accused of infringing upon copyrights. The keyword there is “accused”. Apparently, Facebook does little (or nothing) to verify the legitimacy of the claims before taking action.
WebProNews Apr 05, 2011 Google Antitrust Investigation May Be On FTC’s Agenda
QUOTE: Google has done much to advance its laudable mission to “organize the world’s information,” but we’re concerned by a broadening pattern of conduct aimed at stopping anyone else from creating a competitive alternative.
WebProNews Dec 14, 2010 Should Google Be Able To Prioritize Its Own Content In Search Results? Don't Users Want Google Results If They're Using Google?
QUOTE: Does Google have the right to place its own content over others' content in its search results?...There has been a great deal of discussion around this in the media recently, and a great deal of complaining from other brands who feel this is anti-competitive, and that Google should be driving traffic to their sites, rather than Google giving the user the content themselves.
WebProNews Apr 16, 2010 Are You Blogging Within Your Fair Use Rights?
QUOTE: "Bloggers have a perfect right to quote in context, and to say 'the Washington Post said this' and 'here's how the Times covered it', and here's a link to the whole article if you want to look at that," says Aufderheide.
WebProNews Feb 19, 2010 PleaseRobMe Hits Foursquare Users with a Dose of Reality: Foursquare Responds With Privacy Philosophy
QUOTE: PleaseRobMe is a site set up by a few developers who want to spread awareness about how easy it would be for people to rob your home if you share too much information about yourself online...
WebProNews Nov 22, 2008 New Paid Links Service Sparks More Debate: And the Gloves Come Off...
QUOTE: Quite a storm of debate has erupted over a new service called InLinks - essentially a paid text link service that allegedly makes it hard for Google (and other search engines) to detect them.
WebProNews May 16, 2008 Avoiding Customer Deception: If they don't trust you, why would they come back?
QUOTE: misleading customers is just not a smart move if you ask me. Be up front with them and you will earn trust, and trust will earn you repeat business.
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