US Federal Trade Commission

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Name: US Federal Trade Commission (Federal Trade Commission)
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Bill proposes oversight of overly Photoshopped advertising

All things aren't always what they seem in the world of advertising and Photoshop.  It has become so prevalent, that two congresswomen have proposed a bill to stop the over-perfection use of airbrushing.The bill, called " Truth in Advertising Act of 2014 ... [Published WFTV - 2 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Governor signs bill increasing protection from mortgage rescue fraud

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Wednesday signed House Bill 2275, Act 26, a measure that increases the protection of distressed homeowners against predatory mortgage rescue fraud.Act 26 expands the definition of “distressed property consultant” to anyone who ... [Published West Hawaii Today - 3 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 24 reports

Facebook gets FTC approval to acquire Oculus VR

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has given Facebook the permission to acquire Oculus VR.Oculus VR is a virtual reality technology company which makes head-mounted display for immersive virtual reality (VR).According to Mashable, on March 25, ... ... [Published Business Standard India - 7 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

Facebook Blows Away Analyst Projections With Strong Earnings

The social network is gaining mobile users and getting a growing proportion of its advertising revenue from mobileFacebook once again exceeded analyst projections in its latest quarterly earnings report Wednesday, as the world’s largest social network ... [Published Time - 18 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Government gives thumbs up to Oculus, Facebook deal

It’s amazing to think that the VR company which started life as a Kickstarter dream, was bought up for $2 billion just two years later. Whether you’re still smarting over that or not though, you can’t just buy up companies for that much without someone ... [Published KitGuru.net - 6 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

STB named 'most innovative' agency

The Surface Transportation Board fosters the most innovation of any government agency, according to a new report.The small agency housed under the Department of Transportation scored 83.9 out of 100 on the Partnership for Public Service’s annual innovation ... [Published Politico - 15 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Ardagh-Verallia deal made official

The packaging firm Ardagh Group has finalized the acquisition of Verallia North America from Saint-Gobain. The Luxembourg-based buyer first announced its intention to purchase the glass manufacturer in 2013, but the Federal Trade Commission said the deal ... [Published Wines and Vines - 17 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 4 reports

Court rules ProMedica must dissolve Ohio hospital merger

p>A federal court this week denied ProMedica Health System's petition to overturn a 2011 ruling by the Federal Trade Commission prohibiting a merger with St. Luke's Hospital in Ohio. read more ... [Published FierceHealthcare - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 5 reports

WhatsApp now has half a billion active monthly users

Just over four months ago, mobile messaging app WhatsApp reported having more than 400 million active monthly users following a successful four-month span that saw 100 million newcomers join the service.It’s essentially déjà vu all over again as the soon-to-be ... [Published TechSpot - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 3 reports

FTC takes first step toward investigation of gas prices in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Federal Trade Commission has taken the first step toward a possible investigation into high gas prices in Kentucky.It all began six years ago, when Attorney General Jack Conway first launched an investigation into reports ... [Published Fox41.com - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

CDD Takes Issue With iKeepSafe

- 3:14pmOriginally published: April 22, 2014Source: Broadcasting&Cable Author: John Eggerton Coverage Type: reporting Location: Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States ... [Published Benton Foundation - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Protection'?

NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.  10 Ways To Fight Digital Theft & Fraud(Click image for larger view and slideshow.) A Federal Trade ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 22 2014]

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Instagram and Messenger, which each have more than 200 million users, are still "probably a few years away from being an important business for us" Zuckerberg said on Wednesday's conference call...
... Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R, Fla.), the bill's co-sponsor, said there is a link between the perfected ads and eating disorders, and that "young men and women have to have realistic expectations of their bodies. "
"I admire both the scientific breakthroughs of Juno's investigators and the compelling vision of Juno's founders," said Barney Cassidy . "I'm really looking forward to working with the entire team to develop, commercialize, and make widely available cancer therapies that emerge from these extraordinary breakthroughs."
"Clearly, the FTC and the Department of Justice consider it very important to challenge the kind of mergers that thwart competition in local markets" said Thomas L Greaney, professor of health care and defense of competition in the Faculty of law, University of Saint Louis

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(Matt Rourke/AP) Facebook got good news Wednesday  as the Federal Trade Commission gave its seal of approval to the social network's $2 billion acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus VR. The deal, announced last month, wasn't expected to hit ...
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