On April 29, 2010, the United States District Court for the
District of Arizona granted, in part, Plaintiff’s request
to enjoin the Defendants' use of certain trademarks and domain names related to
skydiving in Arizona. Skydive Arizona, Inc. v. Quattrocchi, 2010 WL 1743189 (D. Ariz. April 29, 2010)
Plaintiff operates a skydiving business in Arizona
with numerous jump centers in the state.Defendants operate a website that offers information on skydiving
and skydiving gift certificates that are redeemable at participating skydiving
centers across the country, but does not operate any actual skydiving centers.In fact, the Defendants operated various websites implying that Defendants owned skydiving centers in numerous
cities in Arizona,
where none existed.
Facebook has unveiled some of the details of EdgeRank, the algorithm the popular social media site uses to display relevant content in user's News Feeds. To avoid overwhelming a user, Facebook's News Feed displays only a subset of stories generated by that user's Facebook friends. At the highest level, the EdgeRank formula is pretty simply. Each item that appears in a News Feed is considered an "Object." Whenever another user interacts with an Object you generated, that interacting user creates an "Edge." Each Edge has three components which are important to Facebook's algorithm: (1) affinity - a score which measures the relationship between the viewing user and the Object's creator, determined by how frequently the two users Facebook message each other and check each other's profiles; (2) importance - the weight given to each type of edge, such that a comment is more important than a "Like," for instance; and (3) age - the older an Edge is, the less important it becomes. The higher an Object's EdgeRank is, the more likely your Object is to appear in a particular user's News Feed.
On April 27, 2010, the United States District Court of the
Eastern District of Washington granted a Motion for Change of Venue to transfer
a case to the Eastern District of Virginia, after finding that a forum
selection clause was never “agreed” to by the party to be bound.K.S.,
by her guardian at litem, Isserlis v. Ambassador Programs, Inc., 2010 WL
1704719 (E.D.WA April 27, 2010).
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