Why Zappos’ user agreement didn’t stand up in court

The recent failure of Zappos.com’s user agreement to protect the site from a class action lawsuit demonstrates a few crucial lessons for websites wishing to protect themselves. You can see this post as

Published on: November 12th, 2012 Monica Goyal

DataWind’s Aakash tablet contract could be in jeopardy: report

Montreal-based DataWind may lose its contract to make India's subsidized $35 tablet computer, according to a report published today.Following user complaints about battery life, slow performance and thetablet's touch screen, the Indian government

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Six legal landmines to avoid when hiring for startups

Startup companies, even those founded by seasoned entrepreneurs, are prone to making the same legal mistakes when hiring and compensating employees. These employment law missteps can subject young companies to potentially crippling consequences.

Published on: August 26th, 2011 Peter N. Townshend, George Colindres and Lauren T. Howard

D-Link says support contracts are an unnecessary cost for SMBs

The future of IT for small businesses has to include straightforward pricing and free (or less expensive) support, according to networking solution company, D-Link Systems Inc. A major part of its “superior economic

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Firm sues ex-employee for activity on LinkedIn

In a first-of-its kind lawsuit, an IT staffing firm has accused one of its former employees of violating the terms of her noncompete agreement through her conduct on LinkedIn.The lawsuit, filed in federal

Published on: June 17th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Wading through the murky legal waters of working with freelancers

Consider this: You're an executive at a small proprietary software firm called GoGetter Software. Your only product is GoGetter 1.0, which your employees developed over two and half years. At a trade show,

Published on: February 10th, 2009 John P. Hutchins