Second Circuit Upholds Uber’s Mobile Contracting Process, Establishing Template for Mobile Online Contracting

New Media and Technology Law

In recent years, courts have issued varying rulings as to whether online or mobile users adequately consented to user agreements or terms of service when completing an online purchase or registering for a service.

BigHand Mobile-izes Dictation Workflow

Media Law

The post BigHand Mobile-izes Dictation Workflow appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last week brought news that BigHand Inc., a provider of voice productivity and workflow software, had acquired Esquire Innovations Inc.,

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ABA Tech Survey Reveals Lawyers’ Favorite Mobile Apps and Phones

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The post ABA Tech Survey Reveals Lawyers’ Favorite Mobile Apps and Phones appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The most popular legal-specific smartphone app among lawyers is Westlaw (maybe) and the most popular smartphone among lawyers is the iPhone, according to the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report just out from the American Bar Association. Only 40 percent of lawyers say they have ever downloaded a legal-specific smartphone app, but of those who have, […].

MyCase Previews Enhanced Version of Its Mobile App

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The post MyCase Previews Enhanced Version of Its Mobile App appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. At ABA Techshow last week, MyCase, the cloud-based practice management platform, previewed the new version of its app, which it will be releasing for both iOS and Android devices. Click any image above for a larger view or see an animated view below.) link] Continue reading →.

Apple X’s Face ID Feature Places Spotlight on Facial Recognition Technology, Raising Numerous Mobile Privacy and Data Usage Issues

New Media and Technology Law

As far as I know, Apple has not made any specific statements about whether facial capture data will be available to apps, except as a replacement for older iPhone’s Touch ID function that allows users, among other things, to use Apple Pay or log into protected apps such as for mobile banking (which presumably will be able to be opened now with a look, instead of a touch). Biometrics Mobile Privacy Technology authentication Face ID Facial recognition phone unlocking

Watch CLE Video on Your Mobile Phone

Media Law

The online CLE provider Lawline.com has launched a mobile-enhanced website that allows all of its more than 300 video CLE programs to be viewed on most mobile phones and smartphones. So far, it costs nothing to view any of these videos on a mobile phone.

Even a Solo Can Have a Clever Mobile App

Media Law

A growing number of larger law firms are releasing their own mobile apps. Here, the answer is to give clients easy mobile access to key case information. Yes, even solos can have clever mobile apps. But what about solo and smaller firm lawyers?

Is Your Mobile Marketing Up to Speed?

Media Law

The latest issue of Law Practice magazine is focused on “big ideas” and includes my article, As the World Goes Mobile, Is Your Marketing Up to Speed? The post Is Your Mobile Marketing Up to Speed?

The Lawyer’s Deskbook Goes Mobile

Media Law

A company run by a Texas criminal lawyer has introduced a mobile app designed to enable attorneys to quickly access statutes and case law from the courtroom, the boardroom or wherever they may be. per volume per year to have these on their mobile devices.

Convert To and From PDF on Your Mobile Device

Media Law

I received an email yesterday alerting me to a new app for converting Microsoft Office documents to PDF on an Apple or Android mobile device. The PDF remains on your mobile device until you delete it.

Lawyers Diary is Now Online and Mobile

Media Law

25, Lawyers Diary introduced LDMmobile, a mobile version compatible with iPhones, iPads and Android devices. LDMmobile gives you access to the directory from your mobile phone. It is a mobile-optimized website that lets you search the directory.

Site Lets Lawyers Build Their Own Mobile Apps

Media Law

” If you are an Attorney wanting to get your own mobile app for practice at a low-cost and hear your clients have a conversation like this one, sign up for a free account today. A sample shown on the site.

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Acrobat Reader’s Free Mobile Version Gets A Useful Scanning Tool

Media Law

Adobe is today releasing a new scanning tool built into its free Acrobat Reader app for iOS and Android mobile devices that lawyers should find useful for scanning documents, receipts, business cards and other paper. The post Acrobat Reader’s Free Mobile Version Gets A Useful Scanning Tool appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Use Your Mobile Phone for Conference Calls with this Compact Speaker

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Here to save the […] The post Use Your Mobile Phone for Conference Calls with this Compact Speaker appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Smart phones make lousy conference phones. Sure, you can put your phone in speaker mode and place it in the middle of the conference table.

New Blog Tracks Law Firm Mobile Apps

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Called Law Firm Mobile , the blog says it will “track, describe, analyze, and comment on developments in this sector, from iPhone and Android mobile Apps to mobile-ready websites to law firm pioneers in the use of tablet computing.&#. The blog is written by Matt Gross , a principal of GoodScreens Media , a develop of mobile apps and web, and the anonymous “The App Guy,&# described as “an experienced technology and legal marketing professional.&#.

iOrion Brings Mobile Practice Management to Midsized Firms

Media Law

Cloud platforms offer many advantages, not the least of which is mobility — the ability to access your case and client information from any device. Aiming to remedy that with a full-featured mobile app, Orion introduced iOrion at the recent LegalTech show in New York.

Beijing to Track People's Movements via Their Mobile Phones - PCWorld

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Image by Getty Images via @daylife Beijing to Track People's Movements via Their Mobile Phones - PCWorld China plans on tracking the movements of people in Beijing using their mobile phones, a measure that while aimed at relieving traffic congestion , could set off concerns over misuse.

Merriam-Webster’s Law Dictionary Goes Mobile

Media Law

Mobile versions of Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law were released this week, compatible with either iOS or Android devices. I have not compared the definitions or the word list to other legal dictionaries available for mobile devices. The dictionary on an iPhone.

Fox Mobile Sale Triggers $100 Million Lawsuit

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An executive says that he recruited the individuals who bought the company from News Corp. then was pushed aside. read more. The Business THR, Esq. News Corp. Tech Business

Update on iOrion’s Mobile Practice Management for Midsized Firms

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I’ve been testing a pre-release version of the upgraded […] The post Update on iOrion’s Mobile Practice Management for Midsized Firms appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. A year ago, I wrote here about Orion, the practice-management system designed for mid-sized law firms, and its app for iPad and iPhone, iOrion. At LegalTech New York in February, Orion announcing the forthcoming release of version 2.0 of its app, with new features and functionality.

New Site Provides Database of Mobile Apps for Law

Media Law

A new website provides a searchable database of mobile apps for law and lawyers, You can use it to find apps compatible with any mobile device, whether you use an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android or Palm PC. The site, Mobile Apps for Law , says it includes more than 800 applications, with more being added every week. Having found these additional apps, I then went back to the Mobile Apps for Law site and ran the search again.

Of “Lunch Stands and Merry-Go-Rounds”: Ninth Circuit’s Rejection of FTC Authority Over “Throttling” Could Have Far Reaching Implications for Cable and Other Broadband Providers

New Media and Technology Law

On August 29th, a Ninth Circuit panel unanimously held that the FTC has no power to challenge “throttling” of unlimited data plan customers by mobile broadband providers as an “unfair or deceptive act.” AT&T Mobility LLC , No. Given the FCC’s 2015 reclassification of all public broadband services (wired and mobile) as “common carrier” services , the decision potentially could be applied to exempt cable companies and other broadband providers (e.g.,

The ATT/T-Mobile Merger

Media Law Prof Blog

Some early reporting on the ATT/T-Mobile merger: from Fortune, from CNN Money, from CNN Tech, from Reuters, and from a Wall Street Journal blog, MarketBeat

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The Bluebook Goes Mobile (plus Five Free Downloads)

Media Law

This week, the first mobile edition was introduced. The mobile version of The Bluebook uses an existing app, rulebook , as its platform. Law firms, court systems and other large organizations can purchase bulk licenses to the mobile version of The Bluebook.

The Bluebook Goes Mobile (plus Five Free Downloads)

Media Law

This week, the first mobile edition was introduced. The mobile version of The Bluebook uses an existing app, rulebook , as its platform. Law firms, court systems and other large organizations can purchase bulk licenses to the mobile version of The Bluebook.

AT&T Drops Plan To Merge With T-Mobile

Media Law Prof Blog

Faced with an expensive fight, AT&T has abandoned its attempt to merge with T-Mobile. Instead of completing the $39 billion deal, AT&T will pay Deutsche Telecom a $4 billion breach of contract fee. More here from Telecoms Europe. It will

Ending Data Scraping Dispute, Craigslist Reaches $31M Settlement with Instamotor

New Media and Technology Law

Mobile Online Content Screen Scraping injunction judgment mobile app screen scraping spam web scrapingCraigslist has used a variety of technological and legal methods to prevent unauthorized parties from violating its terms of use by scraping, linking to, or accessing user postings for their own commercial purposes. For example, in April, craigslist obtained a $60.5

Cartoon Network Gets Legal Victory Over Claims of Violating Privacy

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Federal appeals court rules that someone who merely watches free videos on a mobile app isn't a "subscriber." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online Cartoon Network

Texas ID law drives frustration, mobilization | MSNBC

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Texas ID law drives frustration, mobilization | MSNBC

Switching Consumer Device to Ad-Supported Environment Is Not Deceptive under New York Law

New Media and Technology Law

Commercial Litigation Contracts Internet Technology Video ad insertion ad-supported platform mobile devices Slingbox smart devices streaming deviceIf your company sells a smart device to a consumer, can it later turn the device into a paid advertising platform? Can it do so without advanced disclosure? A recent court ruling suggests the answer is “yes,” at least in New York. In In re Sling Media Slingbox Advertising Litig. , 15-05388 (S.D.N.Y.

DOJ Files Lawsuit To Prevent AT&T Acquisition Of T-Mobile

Media Law Prof Blog

The Department of Justice has filed a suit to prevent AT&T from acquiring T-Mobile, and thus, according to DOJ's statement, "substantially lessen[ing] competition for mobile wireless telecommunications services across the United States, resulting in higher prices, poorer quality services, fewer

Google Is the Latest Online Provider to Face Class Action over Collection of Faceprints

New Media and Technology Law

Biometrics Internet Mobile Privacy Social Media biometric privacy biometrics Facial recognition photo taggingAs we have previously written about , there are several ongoing biometric privacy-related lawsuits alleging that facial recognition-based systems of photo tagging violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Add one more to the list.

Internal Mobility: How Learning and Internal Promotions beat Hiring from the Outside

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He wrote a paper titled Paying More to Get Less: The Effects of External Hiring versus Internal Mobility. He said internal mobility ultimately has three main benefits: Higher performance “Because people have experience in the organization already, they can hit the ground running much better,” Bidwell said. Less costly “Internal mobility is cheaper,” Bidwell said. Data prove the need The data makes clear the need for greater internal mobility.

Justin Bieber Sued By Creator of 'Joustin' Beaver' Game (Exclusive Docs)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The singer's famous name is pitted against a mobile app developer's First Amendment rights. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Music Tech Business Justin Bieber

Mobile Gaming and IP

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Mejia, Florida A&M University College of Law, has published Game On: Building an Analytic Framework for Addressing Copyright and Trademark Issues in Mobile Gaming. The mobile gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar international industry Sebastian C. Here is the abstract.

The Ferguson Report - Atlantic Mobile

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The second report made clear that there was a damning case to be made against the system in which that officer operated: The Ferguson Report - Atlantic Mobile

Zipwhip Lets You Text With Clients Using Your Main Office Number

Media Law

But lawyers are often reluctant to advertise or give out their own mobile numbers, limiting their clients’ ability to communicate with them by text. Add a text widget to your firm’s mobile […]. Texting is the most widely and frequently used smartphone feature, according to Pew Internet, with 97 percent of smartphone owners using it regularly.

NYT Editorial: Hey, FCC: Think Carefully About That ATT/T-Mobile Merger

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The New York Times urges regulators to be cautious about okaying that ATT/T-Mobile merger. It's skeptical about company claims that competition is brisk enough to overcome fears of monopoly. Says the Times in part, [s]maller rivals hardly represent significant competition

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FCC Announces Forum On Nationwide Public Safety Mobile Broadband Network

Media Law Prof Blog

From an FCC announcement: On Friday, March 4, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Public Safety Homeland Security Bureau’s (PSHSB) Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) will host a forum to garner input on the

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Mobile App VPPA Suit Survives Spokeo Standing Challenge

New Media and Technology Law

a user of the free USA Today app alleged that each time he viewed a video clip, the app transmitted his mobile Android ID, GPS coordinates and identification of the watched video to a third-party analytics company to create user profiles for the purposes of targeted advertising, in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). Mobile Privacy Video Video Privacy Protection Act Article III standing mobile app VPPAIn Yershov v.