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IPOs for Patents?

IPOs for Patents?

According to the CNN.com article, “The first financial exchange to sell patent-licensing rights, poised to launch early next year, is being greeted by both optimism and concern.” The concept is intriguing, especially considering that the costs associated with prosecuting, maintaining and enforcing patents can be as much as starting some companies. Link to the story.Read more about IPOs for Patents?[…]

The 10 Worst Holiday Business Gifts

The 10 Worst Holiday Business Gifts

I came across this great bit of advice from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and thought I would share. I didn’t think it needed to be said that rotten food is a bad gift, but apparently it did since that made number 9 on the list. Link to the slide show

New FTC Guidelines for Bloggers Takes Effect December 1st.

New FTC Guidelines for Bloggers Takes Effect December 1st.

Starting on December 1, 2009 the Federal Trade Commission’s new guidelines for testimonials by bloggers, Tweeters, Facebook-ers and others will take effect. These guidelines are set to help determine whether or not paid testimonials or endorsements are covered by the FTC Act. Bloggers who are paid by a company in exchange for a positive reviewRead more about New FTC Guidelines for Bloggers Takes Effect December 1st.[…]

Probelms with Contextual Advertising

Probelms with Contextual Advertising

Google, Yahoo! and others offer advertising services that can pluck words from a web page to create customized advertisements. Contextual Advertising as its called, is a really cool feature but there are some potential problems that companies considering online advertising campaigns should consider. 1. They can make you look bad. See this Business Insider storyRead more about Probelms with Contextual Advertising[…]