- A St. Louis juror's use of Google to learn something about punitive damages during a trial, while qualifying as "knucklehead misconduct," was not a sufficient basis for overturning the jury's verdict, a judge has held.
- A new report on the "sharing economy" indicates that peer-to-peer sites such as Airbnb that facilitate private accommodation rentals are potentially going to make a significant dent in hotel bookings — and the lodging industry may not be ready for the disruption.
- The Defense Department, through DARPA, a high-tech portion of the department that actually helped develop the Internet, has been scouring through tweets and other portions of cyberspace in order to identify threats to national security. It has spent $35 million on this project.
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