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01/19/15

Addressing potential roadblocks to broadband expansion

When thinking about how to encourage broadband expansion — both in terms of geographic availability and level of quality — we often focus on funding. Particularly in rural areas, the cost of providing new broadband service or improving existing service can be cost-prohibitive because of the large distances between customers and the scarcity of customers who could be accessed by a proposed build-out.

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12/15/14

Equity crowdfunding in Wisconsin: Another way for startups to raise capital

It’s no surprise that startups have long had difficulty raising capital. Few people are willing to invest thousands of dollars in a new business whose future is uncertain. As a result, some startups have turned to reward crowdfunding, which allows hundreds or thousands of individuals to donate smaller amounts and thereby minimize risk.

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11/18/14

Are your online privacy policies and terms of use enforceable?

Not many of us take time to read the terms of use or privacy policies of the websites and mobile applications we visit. However, these policies are often important tools for companies with an online presence, which nowadays is pretty much every company out there.

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10/20/14

The next big thing in technology: 3 top challenges of ‘The Internet of Things’

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to “smart” devices that transmit data via the Internet through both wired and wireless communication. These devices use sensors embedded in physical objects to follow programmed commands or to “learn” behavioral patterns through data collection.

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09/23/14

Where should your business store its data?

Businesses of all sizes, at all stages of growth, and across every industry struggle with the same question: Where should we store our data? Emerging companies usually deal with this question early on. More mature companies have existing data-storage practices already in place but, given the growth of “big data,” are often forced to reevaluate.

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Mindi Giftos and her colleagues in Husch Blackwell’s Technology Law group handle a wide variety of issues related to emerging and established technologies, including intellectual property, development and licensing, commercial contracting, and corporate transactions across a broad range of industries.

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