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Join us at SXSW Interactive 2016!

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Socially Aware editors John Delaney and Aaron Rubin will be in Austin, Texas, for SXSW Interactive from March 11th to March 15th.  They plan to “live tweet” a number of the presentations via our @MoFoSocMedia Twitter account. If you will be in Austin for SXSW Interactive, give us a shout!

Social Media 2016: Addressing Corporate Risks

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In case you missed Socially Aware’s and Practising Law Institute’s recent Social Media conference in San Francisco, we will be hosting the conference in New York City this Wednesday, February 24th.  The NYC conference will be chaired by Socially Aware co-editor John Delaney, and will feature presenters from AmEx, Citi, Dell, Etsy and Pepsi as… Continue Reading

2015: Our Greatest Hits

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Last year, entrepreneurs, companies and courts grappled with questions over content owners’ rights with respect to livestreaming, Yelp reviewers’ anonymity expectations, bankruptcy creditors’ access to business’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, and the constitutionality of laws punishing the posters of revenge porn and banning ballot selfies. And federal regulators weighed in on emerging issues such as cross-device… Continue Reading

Wow! Socially Aware Made the Blawg100!

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We are delighted to announce that Socially Aware has been included in the 9th Annual Blawg 100, a list of “100 excellent legal blogs” selected by the staff and readers of the ABA Journal, the American Bar Association’s flagship magazine, which is read by half of the nation’s 1.1 million lawyers every month. The ABA… Continue Reading

Good Rep: Social Media Assets in M&A Transactions

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As we previously reported, a company’s social media pages and profiles, and the associated followers, friends and other connections, may constitute valuable business assets. In our experience, however, social media assets often receive little attention in M&A transactions. Purchasers in such transactions generally require sellers to make robust representations and warranties regarding the target company’s… Continue Reading

A List of Lists

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Well, it’s that time of the year, when our news feeds are dominated by lists of predictions for the coming year. We thought it might be helpful to our readers to gather links to various technology and social media-related predictions for 2015. We’ll post additional links here over the coming weeks: Technology & Social Media… Continue Reading

Status Updates

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Invisible hits. What could possibly be meant by the following tweet? “CA-40/43-44/49-44/44-50/36-44/49-10/16/14-52–>49/476-10s.” According to a recent CNN report, GOP groups tweeted such seemingly meaningless gibberish in order to communicate key, up-to-the-minute polling data for U.S. House of Representatives races just before the recent midterm elections. Campaign operatives who followed the House races closely could decipher… Continue Reading

Join the Socially Aware Team

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Are you a JD who is tuned into and excited about the legal landscape of social media? Ready for the opportunity to write full time? Morrison & Foerster’s Technology Transactions group in New York is recruiting for a Business Development Writer to craft articles, blogs, and presentations on leading social media-related topics with appeal to… Continue Reading

Morrison & Foerster and Grant Thornton Event: JOBS Act, Theory and Practice

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The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) is resulting in significant changes to the way in which public and private offerings are conducted, presenting new funding opportunities and strategies for emerging growth companies. Please join Morrison & Foerster and Grant Thornton on Wednesday, July 18, in the New York City office of Morrison &… Continue Reading