Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cal Berkeley Picks Google Apps for Education Over Microsoft Office 365 and Gives Detailed List of Comparison


At Wired.com, Caleb Garling links to a detailed comparison showing why California Berkeley chose Google Apps for Education (including GMail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Video for Education) over Microsoft 365.

See
Berkeley Explains Why Google Trumps Microsoft

Online Gambling and the Law in the United States: What About Internet Poker or Sports Events? Legal or Illegal?


At the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Joe Palazzolo has an article about the legality of online gambling at Internet Poker Is Sort of Legal!, discussing the legal memorandum opinion

--Whether Proposals by Illinois and New York to use the Internet and Out-of-State Transaction Processors to Sell Lottery Tickets to In-State Adults Violate the Wire Act --

just published by the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Justice Department, Office of Legal Counsel,

which has determined that:
"Interstate transmissions of wire communications that do not relate to a “sporting event or contest” fall outside the reach of the Wire Act.
Because the proposed New York and Illinois lottery proposals do not involve wagering on sporting events or contests, the Wire Act does not prohibit them."


The Issue of Economic Inequality and the US 2012 Presidential Campaign


Erica Werner of the Associated Press has just published a piece titled Economic inequality an issue for US 2012 campaign.

We have been writing for quite some time now at LawPundit about economic and income inequality in America as the cancer of US society.

See e.g.

Who Owes Whom? Rampant Inequality in the American Economy and Unemployment, Corporate Profits, Wages, Income, Wealth, Executive Compensation, Average Hourly Earnings, Social Mobility


USA Income Inequality: No Longer, "Of the People, By the People, For the People" But Rather "Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%"



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