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Developing ‘big’ tech will change the law business. Get onboard!

Good morning. Cavs won last night. Yay.
I’m now going to create two new terms for legal technology: “Big” and “little” legal tech.
“Little” tech, as I’m defining it, consists of applications. “Big” tech consists of the things that underlie and/or power those applicat ... (full story)


Porn copyright troll attorney pleads guilty, faces 10 years

The co-founder of one of the country’s most notorious patent troll law firms in the country has pleaded guilty to conning upwards of $6 million from people who downloaded pornography that, in some cases, the firm actually filmed.
The firm, Prenda Law, was headquartered in Chicago. Co-founder John Steele has pleaded guilty t ... (full story)


BlackBerry attempts its (presumably) last comeback

BlackBerry invented the idea of the smartphone. Mobile access to email was so addictive that the phone’s nickname became “crackberry,” and everyone seemed to have one.
Then a funny thing happened (not so funny to the Canadian company). First the iPhone, then the Android phone, took over the market. BlackBerry ta ... (full story)


Fighting ransomware (update) with RansomFree

So, let’s review ransomware, the hot computer virus trend of last year, and how to fight it.
Ransomware is a type of virus that infects a computer by encrypting files, and then demanding money or other things of value. Once the ransom is paid, presumably, the kidnapper sends the key, or password, to the encryption and the c ... (full story)


New developments from the 2017 Legaltech conference

The 2017 Legaltech conference held in New York in February shone a light on several trends in the now-maturing industry of law office technology, according to a number of reports from attendees.
It is apparently the view of the organizers of this annual confab, the publisher ALM, that artificial intelligence is a burgeoning area ... (full story)