August 23, 2011

Why is the federal government regulating behavioral advertising?

by David Spark

Behavioral advertising is the practice of third party sites that track your web surfing behavior as you travel from one website to another, and then serve you relevant ads based on that cross-site surfing behavior. This has serious privacy concerns as information being gathered is being shared across multiple sites.

For years, the industry has tried to self regulate in order to keep the federal government at bay, explained Steven Bennett, lawyer for Jones Day in New York, in a presentation he gave at the CRM Evolution Conference in New York City. Continue reading

July 6, 2011

What kind of Web 3.0 world should we make?

by Christopher Rollyson

Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Silicon Valley insider, provides rich insight into technology trends, markets and building companies. Christopher Rollyson attended his presentation at SxSW and provided a substantial rundown. A main snippet? Web 3.0 would “arrive sooner and be stranger than we think.” Continue reading

September 20, 2010

The law and emerging media

by Jessica Valenzuela

Can you buy back privacy? Musings of an entrepreneur in tech and media on law and evolving media. Continue reading

January 11, 2010

2010 predictions & recommendations for Web 2.0 and social networks

by Christopher Rollyson

The 21st century is proving to be volatile and disruptive in every way, and 2010 will continue the trend. Three disruptive forces are converging: the Industrial Economy, globalization, and the emerging Knowledge Economy. Continue reading

March 7, 2009

Where do you fall on the digital impatience scale?

by David Spark

Thursday night, I was on ABC Radio (Curtis Sliwa Show, WABC — he’s the guy who started the Guardian Angels in NYC) talking about “textual harassment.” To prepare for my on-air appearance, I delved into the subject, interviewing friends, asking them if they had been “textually harassed.” And my assumption was correct. In most cases, SMS harassment was the result … Continue reading