Emma MacAnally


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Top 5 Benefits of Clickwraps for SaaS Businesses

By Emma MacAnally on Aug 3, 2017 7:10:00 AM

The majority of Software as a Service (SaaS) apps rely on personalized consumer accounts individuals create when first accessing the platform. Essentially, this exchange allows the business operating the SaaS application to generate a license for the user, which in turn grants them access to the app. Because of the nature of this process, it’s imperative that proper legal steps are taken to ensure that the exchange is secure for both the company and consumer. One of the best ways to successfully do this is to implement the clickwrap method.

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5 Signs You Need a Legal API

By Emma MacAnally on Jul 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

No matter how awesome your product or service is, you’re going to run into trouble if you aren’t checking your online legal terms. Luckily, this isn’t as difficult as it sounds. You’re probably familiar with those clickable terms of service boxes you are presented with when you first become a user. These clickwrap agreements use a button labeled “I agree” instead of a traditional ink and paper signature, but they are still just as legally enforceable.

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Contract Execution Faux Pax: The Horror Stories You’re Repeating

By Emma MacAnally on Jun 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Gone are the days of mailing and remailing contracts, and we could not be more thrilled. Written contracts can often be time-consuming and complex, and honestly just a big pain. Luckily, eSignatures have come to save the day! Contracts don’t necessarily need the typical ink-to-paper form of signing anymore, yet some companies have not taken advantage of all that eSignatures and clickwraps have to offer. In this blog we will outline some contract-signing practices that have yet to completely fall to the wayside (but hopefully will soon).

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Silicon Valley 'Terms of Service' Recap

By Emma MacAnally on May 3, 2017 2:52:39 PM

If you're anything like us here at PactSafe, you are obsessed with Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s comedy about the American tech industry: Silicon Valley. The show, which just started it's fourth season last month, centers around a group of young entrepreneurs trying to make it big despite the hijinks they regularly find themselves in. Silicon Valley successfully satirizes the tech goliaths and the startup world, in a hilarious and completely relatable way.

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Spring Cleaning: Declutter Your Life With These Tech Tools

By Emma MacAnally on Mar 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With the month of March upon us comes the opportunity to do a little spring cleaning, and start fresh. Luckily, there are hundreds of productivity apps and tools that can help you in your pursuit of a decluttered life. Here are some of our personal favorites.

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Think Outside the Tech Box: Creativity and STEM Collide

By Emma MacAnally on Mar 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A liberal arts college prides itself on producing a well-rounded student, someone who is curious and excited about learning outside of their comfort zone. As a product of liberal arts education, obviously I am partial to this approach to learning.

According to a number of tech companies, employees with liberal arts degrees are actually preferred. Fast Company noted that this is so because “the liberal arts train students to thrive in subjectivity and ambiguity, a necessary skill in the tech world where few things are black and white.”

Topics: Tech Industry
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To Legal Tech, on Valentine's Day

By Emma MacAnally on Feb 14, 2017 7:55:00 AM

Topics: Legal Tech
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Signatures Through the Ages

By Emma MacAnally on Feb 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Signing documents is a part of our daily lives, but very rarely do we stop and think about how much this practice has changed over the years. People have been making their mark since the days of pictographs and hieroglyphics. But, fast forward a couple thousand years, and the power of the signature is right at our fingertips. Literally.

Topics: eSignature
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Tech Trends That Need to Die in 2017

By Emma MacAnally on Jan 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the great things about the tech industry is that it is constantly changing. What’s trending one week, can be nearing obsolescence a month later (cough cough, Pokemon Go). However, in our opinion, these 2016 tech trends don’t seem to be dying off fast enough!

Hopefully 2017 will stick to the “out with the old, in with the new” mantra, and these trends will be sent to the tech graveyard. 

Topics: Tech Industry
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The Ultimate List of Free Developer Tools

By Emma MacAnally on Jan 17, 2017 9:19:00 AM

Whether you’re a developer newbie, or you’ve been in the game for a while, these free programming tools and resources are awesome to have in your back pocket.

 

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