Start Ups & Doing Business Online

fcc_logoAs expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today.  Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality.

I have to admit that my views have been changing on the issue from a position of: (1) a solution

5.  Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Business

From the Wikimedia Commons website

This was one of the more interesting stories of the year – does the photographer who set up everything to allow for a monkey to take a selfie own the copyright to that selfie?  This year we

As you probably read, the Texas Securities Board approved intrastate crowdfunding yesterday without limiting it to accredited investors.  You can read the rules here.

For those wanting to issue equity through intrastate crowdfunding:

  • Companies may raise up to $1 million per 12-month period
  • Offerings must be carried out online through a registered dealer or

I’ll admit, General Mills did not go that far.  What they did, according to The New York Times was notify customers that if they downloaded a coupon, joined a forum or entered a sweepstakes, the customer would waive their right to sue in court and would have to go through an online “informal negotiation” or