Ted’s Tubes: E-Commerce Trillions, Amazon Tax Update and Google, Twitter Transparency

Global E-Commerce Sales Surpasses $1 Trillion A report by eMarketer states that global e-commerce sales have surpassed $1 trillion for the first time in 2012.  Total sales will reach $1.3 trillion in 2013 led by the big four – United States ($385B); China ($181B); United Kingdom ($142B) and Japan ($140B).   China’s market has tripled…

In the Courts: Zappos and Prop 35

Zappos Browsewrap Agreement Unenforceable Zappos had sought to block a class action lawsuit stemming from its data breach earlier this year by reliance on terms and conditions requiring arbitration of such claims and prohibiting class actions.  The problem is, however, is that Zappos’ terms and conditions are what is known as a “Browsewrap Agreement” in…

CLBR #78: Russian Cybercrime and Web Terms and Conditions (Wed 11/14 at 10AM PT)

LAST WEEK 2012 Presidential Election and Obama Re-Election Insights and Aftermath   SEGMENT 1 10:00AM Pacific   Has Moscow Become the Cyber Crime Outlet Mall? with Rik Fergus – Director of Security Research and Communication at Trend Micro Link SEGMENT 2 10:30 AM Pacific The Not So Fine Fine Print with Andrew Couts – Digital Trends…

Special Post Election CLBR

Who Won and Why With Pollster Michael O’Neil Michael J. O’Neil is President of O’Neil Associates, a national public opinion research firm based in Tempe, Arizona. O’Neil Associates has conducted more than 1,700 opinion research surveys in the last 35 years for entities including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, labor unions, hospitals, utilities, nonprofits, and…

CLBR Segment 2: Seeing Your Online Store From the Inside

Hadar Paz is the North America Chief Executive Officer of inside™, the world’s first Real-Time Online Customer Management Solution that changes everything. For the first time, retailers can view their online store or website LIVE in 3D; track customers’ behavior and interact when it matters the most! FROM INSIDE: Gain critical insight into your online business with insideTM,…

In the Courts: Carrier IQ, RIAA and Canadian Drugs

State Claim against Carrier IQ permitted to proceed A federal judge in Los Angeles held that claims under California’s privacy law against Carrier IQ for keystroke logging on Androids and iPhones without consumer consent were not preempted by the Federal Wiretap Act.  The court explained.  Federal law is intended to establish minimum standards and not to preempt…

USDA Moves to Close Online Loophole for Puppy Mills

USDA Moves to Close Online Loophole for Puppy Mills The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to revise its definition of “retail pet store” to close a loophole that has threatened the health and humane treatment of pets sold sight unseen over the Internet and via phone- and…

USTR Report – Online Counterfeiting Surges

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has issued its annual “Special 301” report which reviews the “state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement in trading partners around world.”  Among the report’s findings was that the continued growth of the ” online sale of pirated and counterfeit hard goods that will soon surpass the…

Tech Giants Behaving Badly: Google, Facebook, Cisco, Nokia and Microsoft Under Scrutiny

Tech Giants Behaving Badly Google’s Canadian Overdose $500M DOJ Settlement Plus Class Action Suit Google has entered into a $500 million settlement with the Department of Justice for allowing Canadian pharmacies to advertise in the US.  Google blocked ads from other countries, just not Canada.  The U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island that ran the investigation…

Ted’s Tubes: AGs v. Craigslist, Pirate Canada, Fair Use & Souls for Sale

38 AGs Seeing Red Over craigslist’s Red Light District Thirty-eight state Attorneys General have claimed that craigslist has failed to live up to its promises to fight online prostitution” and have subpoenaed the online classified giant over its practices.  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (an overwhelming favorite to succeed retiring Senator Chris Dodd) complained that…