By the Blouin News Technology staff


Gadgets, software, mobility, e-commerce, social media, and the cloud. Coverage of the global tech scene, written by Blouin News staff. Also featuring our contributing bloggers: James Erik Abels, Daniel Gervais, Erin Harrison, Daniel Gervais, Aaron Timms, and Janice Yucel. 

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James Erik Abels is the founder of TMM, a software start-up based in Manhattan. A former media reporter for Forbes and Pearson’s mergermarket newswire, Abels created TMM to update and adapt broadcast television’s business model to the Internet. While working on it, he enlisted the aid of a technical co-founder, built a Web video news service ( for market research, and was a New Jersey Technology Council panelist on the future of media and technology. Abels is a lawyer and lives in Manhattan.

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Daniel J. Gervais is the Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School and Director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program, where he also serves as Faculty Director of the Master’s Program.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of World Intellectual Property and editor of Prior to joining Vanderbilt, he was the Acting Dean, University Research Chair in Intellectual Property and Osler Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa (Common Law Section).  Before he joined the Academy, Prof. Gervais was successively Legal Officer at the GATT (now WTO); Head of Section at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); and Vice-President, International of Massachusetts-based Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC).  He also served as consultant to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris and the author of several books, book chapters and articles published in six different languages. Dr. Gervais studied computer science and law at McGill University and the University of Montreal, where he also obtained LL.B. and LL.M. degrees, and received several awards. In 2012, he became the first law professor in North America elected to the Academy of Europe.


Erin Harrison brings 15 years of journalism, publishing, and online media experience to Blouin News. Erin covers cloud computing, information technology, and other areas of the tech sector. Erin is the executive editor of Cloud Computing magazine, published by TMC, a global media organization. Previously, Erin served as the founding editor-in-chief of Executive Decision magazine, a business-to-business publication reaching approximately 150,000 C-level executives from the Fortune 1000 and beyond. Prior to Executive Decision, Erin was an editor at Scholastic Library Publishing, and the executive editor of Real Estate magazine.


Juliana Kenny is a Technology editor for Blouin News.




JaniceYucelJanice Yucel has spent the last two years covering the evolving adaption of technical mobility in both consumer and business markets for audiences ranging from the hardware rental industry to tech marketing.


6Homa Zaryouni is a Technology editor for Blouin News.