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New Jersey Is Trying to Ban People From Flying Drones While Drunk

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Don’t say New Jersey never has any good ideas: A new state bill being introduced will be the first statewide drone regulation, and it would impose an up-to-$1,000 fine on anyone operating a drone while intoxicated. Which begs the question of just how many…



Drone Regulation Outlook is Good For Business, Not Consumers

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

As new technology becomes more affordable, there is often a trend of consumers and commercial users treating it like a new Wild West. More specifically, ignoring common sense. As drones can range anywhere from $20 to a few grand, that means anyone from the…

Healthy Entrepreneur


How a New FDA Pilot Program Will Speed Up the Health Tech Industry

By | Sep 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday its plans to launch a pilot program for nine top tech companies, allowing them to avoid a few regulations that have been slowing down the release of software and products within the health industry. In essence, they’ll be…


United Kingdom

AI Weapons and Killer Robots? Not If Elon Musk Can Help It.

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

A recent vote out of the United Nations has intitated formal discussions on AI weapons: Should tanks, drones, and machine guns operate using processes automated through artificial intelligence? Not according to inventor and business magnate Elon Musk, who is among a group of 116…


5 Most Important Things Startups Need to Ask Their Lawyer, Ranked

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

The business world is a veritable minefield of potential lawsuits. Between like-minded thinking and outright property theft, entrepreneurs can get pretty cutthroat when it comes to chasing that unicorn status. For this reason, startups need to make sure that their legal counsel is not…

Internet of Things


The Only Problem With the New IoT Cybersecurity Bill

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginian Democrat, and Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, have teamed up on a cyber-security bill aimed at what — for Congress, at least — is an entirely new problem. The bill focuses on the Internet of Things, or…



Germany Could Fine Social Media Companies Millions for Hate Speech

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Social media companies operating within Germany may face fines of up to $57 million if they don’t remove hate speech from their platforms within 24 hours of its posting, according to a law just passed today. This “unlawful content” includes illegal, prejudiced, and slanderous…


Non-Military Drone Spending Will Hit $11.8 Billion by 2026

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

Aviation experts say drone spending will soar higher than the drones themselves over the next decade, according to a recent study. 2017 drone spending will pass two and a half billion, but it’s only growing from there, VAO news reports: “The Teal Group says…

Internet of Things

The Success of the Chatbot Lawyer Shows What the IoT Gets Wrong

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Ever heard of the Chatbot Lawyer? It’s a web app designed to talk to you in order to pick up the information it needs to generate your own personal parking ticket appeal. And it works, as Tech.Co reported last year: “Stanford University student Joshua Browder…


San Francisco

Uber Just Fired Their Self-Driving Car Guy

By | May 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Uber has just fire VP of technology Anthony Levandowski for his refusal to cooperate in the ongoing Uber vs Waymo legal case, according to the New York Times’ report obtained from an internal email. Uber has confirmed the news. Levandowski left Waymo, Google’s self-driving vehicle developer,…


5 Startups Changing the Legal Industry

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Legal startups are disrupting the legal industry in a good way. These companies make it easier for lawyers, firms, business owners and regular people to navigate the legal industry. The top companies offering industry-changing products and services include: 1. LawTrades LawTrades aims to fix…


5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Legal Department

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

After years of working with different law firms on a variety of business matters, it was time to stop and ask myself: Just how many lawyers does it take before I’ll hire one in-house? I didn’t keep an exact count, but I knew when…


3 Biggest Threats to Your Tech Startup in 2017 and How to Fight Them

By | Nov 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

On Facebook and Twitter, via newspapers and blogs, or just over a coffee during the office’s morning break – every day we’re bombarded with a ton of news, and it’s rarely ever good. Whether it’s Brexit pulling all our jobs out from under our feet…


6 Costly Legal Mistakes Made by Startups

By | Nov 21, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Launching a startup is undeniably an exciting time. Not only are you finally your own boss, but you also have a chance to become one of the most prolific companies in the world. Granted, that’s unlikely, but who knows, right? Unfortunately, that excitement can be…


FAA Loophole Lets You Fly a Tiny Drone Registration-Free

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Care to buck authority and stick it to the man? Get a flock of .54-pound drones. Any drones that weigh under .55 pounds are free to fly, according to the official drone-regulating legislature from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You have the right to bare…

Tips & How To’s

The Top 6 Legal Documents for Every Startup

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

You’ve got your product and you know your market. All you need to do now is get your business started. But in the complicated world of federal and state incorporation, how does a business that’s just getting started make sure to avoid problems and…


United Kingdom

UK Copyright Extension Is “A Direct Assault” on 3D Printing

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 9:31 am

A recent UK copyright law extension that applies to “artistic works” that are industrially manufactured is, according to Rick Falkvinge, founder of the UK’s Pirate Party, “a direct assault on the 3D printing revolution.” The extension will be for designed objects like furniture: Previously, these…