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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Are highway emergency call boxes obsolete & should your tax $’s keep funding them?
They are ubiquitous on the highways around
State Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego), preparing legislation that could force reforms, including a possible phasing out of the program statewide
1:41:30 – 1:58:30
Yelp reviews: fake reviews vs. reviewer’s free speech vs. business’s right to protect against slander—where’s the line?
Business was steady for
These days, online reviews are widespread: restaurant and business reviews on Yelp and Citysearch; book, film, and product reviews on Amazon; doctor and lawyer reviews on Avvo; travel and hotel reviews on TripAdvisor; service reviews on Angie’s List. And businesses paying people to write fake positive reviews is on the rise—the going rate is $5 per fake positive review. Are you someone who reads reviews, someone who writes reviews, or a business owner or employee who’s concerned with the reviews? Are the sites still useful to you as a consumer looking for recommendations for businesses and services? Are the sites useful to you as a business—both in boosting reputation and in responding to negative feedback? Are consumer review sites important so that consumers can hold businesses accountable? Or, without a foolproof method of detecting fake reviews, defamation, or slander, are the sites inaccurate—or even deceptive and harmful?
Vince Sollitto, vice president of corporate communications, Yelp, Inc.
Josh King, vice president of business development & general counsel, Avvo, Inc., a site with ratings and reviews on doctors and lawyers
2:06 – 2:30
Novel ideas to old public policy problems: New York City Mayor Bloomberg ponies up to help disadvantaged youth
With incarceration rates high and educational and job opportunities low, the mayor of
Shawn Dove, the Manager of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement at the Open Society Foundations
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· Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society Foundations, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. Our activities have grown to encompass the
· The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
Robert Sainz, assistant general manager, Community Development Department for the City of
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Elijah Anderson, professor of sociology at
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2:30 – 2:58:30
Co-workers can be dangerous to your health
A study done over 20 years by researchers at
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