December 14, 2017

New Issue Spotlight From IFLA's FAIFE Committee: Policing the Internet is Not a Job for a Corporation

A new Spotlight report from the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) is now available. Title: Policing the Internet is not a Job for a Corporation Author: Hanna Nikkanen From the Intro: In light of recent legislation in the US (SOPA and PIPA), […]

Anti-Internet Piracy Law Adopted by Spanish Government

From the BBC: The Spanish government has approved tough new legislation which could see websites deemed to be trading in pirated material blocked within ten days. The legislation creates a government body with powers to force internet service providers to block sites. [Clip] The intellectual property commission will decide whether it wants to take action […]

Full Text Reference Resource: Trade & Development: UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2011

Download Full Text, Free Report is available in English and French From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics provides essential data for analysing and measuring world trade, investment, international financial flows and development. Reliable statistical information is often considered as the first step during the preparation of making […]

Social Media, Liability and Insurance

Social Media, Liability and Insurance Hundreds of millions of people interact on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace and LinkedIn every day. Like any other new technology, social media brings enormous opportunities and benefits. The ability to communicate and interact instantaneously on a global scale 24/7 enables businesses to reach their customers directly and […]

'Drinking from a Fire Hose': Has Consumer Data Mining Gone Too Far?

‘Drinking from a Fire Hose': Has Consumer Data Mining Gone Too Far? In a world of endless information sharing, consumers have become the product. Platforms such as Google, Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter are the new factory floor, and online users, who leave digital crumbs as they browse the web and tap into social networks, generate […]

Reference: Fast Facts: U.S. Census Bureau Releases Five New American Community Survey Briefs

The five new briefs were released today by the U.S. Census are available online as PDF files.  You can access previously released briefs (7) here. The Foreign-Born with Science and Engineering Degrees: 2010 This brief, based on 2010 American Community Survey estimates, examines patterns of science and engineering educational attainment among the foreign-born population, with […]

Research Tools: Federal Government Enhances Resource to Assist Small Businesses in Finding Health Insurance Plans

From HHS: A greatly expanded website to give small business owners an unprecedented detailed review of their health insurance plan choices was announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This powerful new tool allows small business owners to compare the benefits and costs of health plans and choose those that are […]

The 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption: Have America's Largest Companies Reached a Social Media Plateau?

The 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption: Have America’s Largest Companies Reached a Social Media Plateau? Fortune Magazine annually compiles a list of America’s largest corporations, aptly named the “Fortune 500” given their size and wealth. Due to the hugely influential role that these companies play in the business world, studying their usage of […]

Free Trial Alert (This Week Only): Access 15 Enterprise and Innovation Titles From Emerald Publishing

Via Emerald Web Site: Each year, Global Entrepreneurship Week encourages entrepreneurs to build the businesses of tomorrow. In support of this initiative, Emerald Group Publishing is providing free access to its complete collection of 15 entrepreneurship and innovation titles. In total, nine journals and six book series can be read online during Global Entrepreneurship Week […]

New Online Database: State of Minnesota Posts Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD)

From Blue MauMau: Franchise disclosure documents can now be reviewed online for the state of Minnesota.  Minnesota’s Department of Commerce quietly built a database in May of this year that provides public access to franchise disclosure documents that have been submitted by franchisors as well as to enforcement actions taken by the Department. The “land […]