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Week in Review

As Americans gear up for Super Bowl XLVIII, we've gathered some articles below to help you prepare for the big game and to consider the games potential impact on the workplace. You can read below about how one employee's team pride led to him being fired and about how big Super Bowl parties on Sunday night might lead to low workplace productivity on Monday. For those of you who haven't been following professional football throughout the season, be sure to check out the Super Bowl talking points below that you can use around the office. We also have all the app links below that you'll need for the big event (the kind for your phone, not for your stomach).

Technology and the Workplace
What We're Reading: Super Bowl Edition (Washington Workplace Law)
App Smart: Job Hunting (NY Times)
Wearable Technology Is Making a Splash in the Workplace (Inquisitr)
Discovery and Preservation of Social Media Evidence (Delaware Employment Law Blog)
Announcing a layoff on Facebook (Ask A Manager)

Technology and the Law
Will Death Suit Bring ber Big Liability For Uber? (Forbes)
Did Big Internet Companies Handicap Start-Ups in FISA Rule Changes? (NY Times Bits Blog)
Target security breach: Eric Holder vows to find hackers (Washington Post)
Judge removed from divorce case after sending one party a Facebook friend request (ABA Journal)
No Love for Twibel Lawsuit Against Courtney Love (Delaware Employment Law Blog)
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Bloggers Have First Amendment Protection (Shear on Social Media Law)

There's an App for That
Apps to download for the ultimate XLVIII Super Bowl experience (abc Action News)
New App Launched In Time For Super Bowl Lets You Call Out Brands For Sexiest Ads (Forbes)
Fox to stream Super Bowl XLVIII live on website and iOS app (Apple Insider)
Welcome To The Smarter Side of Super Bowl XLVIII (Forbes)
Facebook teams up with Fox on Super Bowl (Reuters)

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