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Soylent Says Won't Sue Copycat Meal Replacement 'Schmoylent'
Intellectual Property

Soylent Says Won't Sue Copycat Meal Replacement 'Schmoylent'

The original meal replacement company says it won't take legal action, but discouraged the knockoff from trying to compete.
Kate Taylor
Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns
Internships

Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns

Interns triumphed over the publisher in a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns from magazines like Vogue and the New Yorker.
Kate Taylor
FCC Chief in Tough Spot After Obama Takes Firm Stance on Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality

FCC Chief in Tough Spot After Obama Takes Firm Stance on Net Neutrality

The president's public stance on net neutrality seems to create more questions than answers.
Nina Zipkin
Obama Throws Support Behind Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality

Obama Throws Support Behind Net Neutrality

The president came out in favor of the protection of net neutrality with a statement laying out a proposal for the FCC.
Nina Zipkin
Regret Swiping Left on Tinder? Soon You Can Pay to Undo It.
Apps

Regret Swiping Left on Tinder? Soon You Can Pay to Undo It.

The online dating service is planning to roll out a premium version of its app.
Nina Zipkin
3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value
Patents

3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value

These missteps will waste your company's time, money and resources.
Elliot Cook and Darren Jiron
The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision
Franchise

The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'
Kate Taylor
The Changes to Tax Laws You Need to Know
Taxes

The Changes to Tax Laws You Need to Know

Find out about Internal Revenue Code updates affecting small businesses that take effect this year and the next.
John Hewitt
Sean Parker's Punishment for Eco-Unfriendly Wedding? He Has to Build an App.
Legal

Sean Parker's Punishment for Eco-Unfriendly Wedding? He Has to Build an App.

The 'creative' settlement was reached with the California Coastal Commission after Napster founder Sean Parker came under fire for hosting an over-the-top wedding that allegedly damaged sensitive Redwood forests.
Geoff Weiss
From a Legal Standpoint, Should You Go With Google Docs or Office Online?
Legal

From a Legal Standpoint, Should You Go With Google Docs or Office Online?

Forget the features list and ease of use. There are some serious implications to consider with the companies privacy policies.
Sarah Austin
California Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Expand Franchisee Rights
Franchise

California Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Expand Franchisee Rights

Franchisors and franchisees are divided over the veto of a California bill that would make it more difficult to terminate franchise agreements.
Kate Taylor
What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark
Trademarks

What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark

The saying, 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' just doesn't fly when dealing with trademarks.
Nellie Akalp
FBI to Apple, Google: Your New Privacy Policies Are Making People Less Safe
Smartphones

FBI to Apple, Google: Your New Privacy Policies Are Making People Less Safe

In making vast troves of smartphone data only available to each device's owner, the FBI argues, a critical crime-solving tool has been compromised.
Geoff Weiss
A Crash Course on Licenses, Joint Ventures and Partnerships
Legal Issues

A Crash Course on Licenses, Joint Ventures and Partnerships

Here are some common terms and features that you might see in your next business agreement.
Carol Roth