The Third District Court of Appeal tossed out an $80,000 discrimination settlement Wednesday between Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami-Dade county, and its former headmaster Patrick Snay. The court ruled that Snay and his daughter breached the terms of a confidential agreement when the daughter bragged about the deal on Facebook.
There’s plenty of competitive space in the small business lending arena, with the number of commercial loans under $1 million dropping 21.6 percent since 2007. The financial crisis of 2008 slowed capital to small businesses substantially.
Social gaming pioneer Zynga is starting to accept the top cryptocurrency bitcoin as a payment option for gamers buying tokens for virtual goods. The “bitcoin test” will be available on the web versions of FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille.
In another reminder of how important strong passwords are in the digital/social media age, a report has emerged of more than two million passwords stolen that were used for logging into sites such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo.
A barrage of angry, accusatory and bitter comments and questions are rolling in. The hashtag was supposed to generate a straightforward Q&A session with a veteran investment banker. For the largest U.S. bank by assets, it has become a social media nightmare.
Business owners who say they’ll rely primarily on paid advertising to promote Small Business Saturday has doubled, with 67 percent offering discounts to drive consumer traffic.
If you own a small business, your Facebook page may not have loaded all of its content sometime on Friday, which is enough to cause high anxiety for social media directors across the land.
Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Nate Elliott says that Facebook has done little in the past 18 months to improve its “branded page format or the tools marketers use to manage and measure those pages.”
The suit alleges that LinkedIn spams associates, acquaintances and friends of users with repeated invitations to join the service. And the company allegedly does this by harvesting email contacts of its members.
Several media reports recently are putting a scare into consumers with good credit. The reports focus on a few lending companies that may use social connections as an indicator of a person’s creditworthiness. Putting it simply, if you have many Facebook friends are don’t pay on time, you get penalized.