Tag Archives: technology

Taxi Medallions As A Proxy For The Way Technology Can Disrupt Whole Industries

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An April 2015 headline here told the story of the onslaught that faced the traditional taxi industry from technology-driven competitors like Uber and Lyft… ‘Because Of Uber, Are Taxi Medallion Lenders A Shorting Opportunity?‘ ‘In other words is the competition from Uber decreasing the demand for taxi medallions causing the price of the medallions to drop […]

Steps To Protect Your LinkedIn Account Information!

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If you’ve spent time building your LinkedIn profile and status on the network, Beth Granger of Beth Granger Consulting recommends you take the following steps immediately to protect your information! LinkedIn is updating the desktop interface. It will look and function a bit more like the mobile version in many ways. We may be losing some […]

Pokemon Go, Marketing And Real Estate (Video)

With large numbers of people now all-consumed players of the game Pokemon Go, is there a niche within the marketing plans of real estate related companies where an attempt can be made to try and capitalize from the craze? Perhaps but, first and foremost, if you’re anything like me you might be asking yourself what exactly Pokemon Go is? This video provides […]

Technology: Bringing Attorney’s Into The 21st Century!

Why do some attorney’s have an aversion to bringing their firms technology into the 21st century? For example how many law firms, whether solo practices or slightly larger, can’t be located online through a company website? And how many attorney email addresses still end in aol.com? Amazingly the answer is more than you can imagine! The following […]

Opinion: Apple, Encryption, National Security And Terrorism!

The law, politics, business and national security don’t always have a place in the same story but… In the case of the San Bernardino terrorists and the secrets that may be stored on their the Apple iPhones, they do! Here’s a synopsis: ‘Apple said on Wednesday that it would oppose and challenge a federal court order […]

Might First Year Law Firm Associates Eventually Be Replaced By Robots?

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Would law firms ever consider using artificial intelligence (AI) capable robots to replace first year associates? And if not associates, how about some other ‘timekeeper’ within a firm? In its annual “Law Firms in Transition” survey of 320 large law firm managing partners, legal consulting firm Altman Weil found that 35% of the participants questioned would, among other things, be […]

So You Want To Record A Deed In Nassau County, New York?

Recording a deed or mortgage in Nassau County, New York continues to take far longer than it used to! At the beginning of October the implementation of a new computer system at the Nassau County, New York’s Clerk’s office went less well than anticipated as described in the article ‘Nassau County Technology Blues – The Public […]

Nassau County Computer Woes: Hallmark Abstract Service Clients Come First!

Why does it seem that when government undertakes a project, actual implementation is very often an issue? There is an old saying that many in business and in life adhere to that says ‘go along to get along’! In other words regardless of the situation or problem one will ‘conform in order to have acceptance and security.’ […]

Crisis Management in the Cyber-Age

Are institutions and businesses prepared for an attack by a potentially unknown and likely unseen enemy? Well, if the trifecta of events that occurred on July 8, 2015 can be used as a guide, then the answer to that question may be an emphatic NO (NYSE, Wall Street Journal and United Airlines)! And that NO […]

The Top 100 Android Apps Ever?

Not personally being an aficionado of Android apps I can’t actually know with 100% certainty whether this list really is the TOP 100! But, as Top (pick your #) offerings go, it certainly looks like a strong one! The reason that I’m not very up-to-date on the latest and the greatest technology is that up until about […]