Is Your Marketing Illegal?

Attorney David Castor, an attorney firm specializing in startups and SaaS businesses, emailed me over the weekend with the news that the FTC has settled with its first victim of new disclosure laws. As part of the proposed settlement (PDF), PR firm Reverb Communications and owner Tracie Snitker must remove any iTunes reviews that were written by Reverb employees posing as ordinary customers and who failed to disclose a relationship between Reverb and its game

The Internet Runs Better without Flash

Steve Jobs was right. The first person who advised me to get a Flash blocker was Blake Matheny. Blake is one of the best engineers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with – and I’ve worked with him both at Compendium and at ChaCha. You’d think that I would have listened to a guy that transformed the entire infrastructure and platform at at least two different technology companies. I didn’t listen to him. I

We Hired an Attorney Today

It’s not a bad thing. Every week, for more than a year, I’ve had a reminder from 43 things to Start a Successful Business. That’s a tall order! Starting a business is one thing, making it successful is quite another. I’ve had quite a bit of success with the blog and I continue to get additional engagements because of the blog. This last week, I closed 2 significant contracts, both long term with tons of