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2013-04-23 23:04:03

RAPS will host a virtual workshop featuring regulators and regulatory experts on current communications guidelines and expectations for companies marketing regulated healthcare products in the US. Rockville, MD, USA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) will host a virtual workshop, Advertising, Promotion and Labeling: the US Regulated Environment, Monday, 29 April, 12:00—5:00 pm EDT. The program features regulators and regulatory experts on...

2013-04-23 23:03:06

Future Technology Company, creating green power for consumer products, owned by Nathan Schulhof, Father of the MP3 Player, has added new Board Member Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, Inc. and one of Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America". Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 Leading the world once again in creating life-changing products, Nathan Schulhof plans to use green natural gas to generate electricity to power small mass-market consumer products. This is the latest brainchild...

2013-04-17 16:29:10

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Federal Trade Commission filing its first case against unauthorized charges on consumers' mobile monthly bills, CTIA-The Wireless Association® Senior Vice President and General Counsel Michael Altschul said: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a) "CTIA commends the FTC for its action today to add enforcement and deterrence to the wireless industry's already extensive efforts to combat...

US Antitrust Keeps Watchful Eye On Google, More Probes Possible
2013-04-17 13:03:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week a coalition composed of companies like Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle filed a complaint with European regulators about what they believe are Google´s anti-competitive behaviors. In short, the companies believe that Google´s Android is a “Trojan horse” which is used to steer more traffic towards their own sites and services. The FairSearch coalition likely filed their complaint with European...

2013-04-12 16:23:00

Webinar to Offer Critical Guidance on the First Substantial Updates to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ARLINGTON, Va., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA will host a 90-minute webinar April 16 on the first substantial updates to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.Titled Get Ready to Comply with the FTC's Updated Children's Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule, the webinar is designed to prepare in-house counsel, website...

Robocall Challenge Awards Announced
2013-04-03 04:56:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Tuesday the winners of a national contest to develop new blocking technology for recorded ℠robocalls´. Such calls are illegal even if a consumer is not on the commission´s ℠do-not-call´ list, and may only be placed to people who have given their consent. The winners for the “Best Overall Solution” to block illegal robocalls were freelance...

2013-04-02 12:36:26

Proposals Would Use Call Filter Software to Reduce Illegal Calls WASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission announced that judges for the FTC Robocall Challenge selected two winners, in a tie for the $50,000 prize for Best Overall Solution to block illegal robocalls. The challenge, designed to help solve this problem by spurring innovation in the marketplace, garnered nearly 800 eligible submissions. Serdar Danis and Aaron Foss will each receive...

2013-03-25 12:27:09

New White Paper from Paul Bender questions parallel legislative efforts in the Senate WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the day the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in FTC v. Actavis, a case that challenges the rights of brand-name and generic drug manufacturers to settle patent litigation out of court, Paul Bender, who served as Principal Deputy Solicitor General under President Bill Clinton, has released a new white paper on the topic. Bender,...

FTC Updates Ad Guidelines For Social, Mobile Media
2013-03-13 15:37:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is updating its 13-year old guidelines for online advertising to include mobile ads and ads on social networking sites. Now, ads posted on these sites must also steer clear of any deceptive or unfair messages, just like any other advertisement. The new guidelines, called .com Disclosures, will effect advertisers on Twitter particularly. As there are only 140 characters permitted in each...

2013-03-12 23:03:56

In a recent FTC release, those in their 50s had the most real estate and mortgage complaints of fraud. HomeValue shares tips on how to avoid these scams. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 The Federal Trade Commission released that real estate and mortgage scams were top complaints for 2011-2012. The baby boomer generation, those over 50, had the most fraud issues during this time, according to the FTC. HomeValue.us.org shares how downsizing for older generations may be a cause for...