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Google's glasses may one day whisper in your ear an old acquaintance's name when you unexpectedly bump into them at a party. Google's car will drive itself in years — not decades. And what if Google's search engine could predict a question you...
JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation's largest banks, survived the financial crisis better than most — only to have the $6 billion "London Whale" trading loss last year expose embarrassing flaws in its accounting and risk controls. Influential...
A gambling expansion bill is back, but it now includes a provision that would allow PokerStars, once accused by federal prosecutors of money laundering and fraud, to compete for an online gaming license in Illinois. In the first draft of Senate Bill...
Serial entrepreneur and Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell has begun taping pilots for a new 30-minute radio program he would host on WBEZ-FM 91.5, a public radio station. "It would be a Saturday morning show," said Jessica Malkin, executive director of...
Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker could never win an election in this town. In a 30-minute speech Thursday to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the 82-year-old University of Chicago economist proposed that keeping "the American dream alive" would...
TechStars Chicago, formerly Excelerate Labs, will announce Thursday its first class of 10 startups under its new brand, which will include the Chicago-based companies: Project Fixup, SimpleRelevance and SocialCrunch. More than 900 startups applied to be...
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University of Chicago computer scientist Ian Foster pressed the clicker and up popped a map of the most sophisticated fiber-optic networks in the world. On that map, at least, Chicago appeared to be the center of everything, a crossroads of...
The stickers are simple and, well, beautiful. Printed on reflective silver, they're cut in the size and shape of a nametag and say "you are beautiful" in bold, black print. They're the "all-encompassing" artistic statement of Chicago graphic...
Chicago TribuneAdmissions consultant Andrea Sparrey uses two numbers to startle prospective business school applicants. She tells them the average price of a home in the United States in 2010 was $273,000. And then she tells them the average price of an MBA from a...
A group of Chicago residents and preservationists are working to win federal approval to turn the entire Pullman neighborhood on Chicago's Far South Side into a national park. If approved by Congress or proclaimed a national monument by the president,...
Internet-centered technology has advanced to the point that smartphone apps and e-commerce sites seemingly sprout overnight. Indeed, many can be built inexpensively from off-the-shelf software in weeks. Scientific breakthroughs, however, often require...
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States. The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
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