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When Google went public in 2004 for $85 a share, I wrote a column questioning such a high valuation for a company built on a math equation. Wasn't it inevitable that someone would come along with a better search algorithm? Google closed Monday at $908....
Two weeks from now, TV networks will announce their new slate of shows for next season. The majority of these series will be variations on a formula. Procedurals. High-concept sci-fi and fantasy dramas. Nighttime soaps. Comedies starring familiar faces....
If you played a bodybuilder whose steroid use caused size and performance issues in the downstairs region, you'd expect people to ask about that. But still. “This [female journalist] asked me, ‘I’ve never seen a crooked, small penis. So...
Consumer loyalty, in the digital media era, seems to be as valued as an AOL start-up disk. Customers of most cellphone companies finish their contracts and win the right to keep paying the same high prices that supposedly included the cost of their once-...
"Our main focus is trying to figure out how this model evolves and not consistently falling on our face in the public," Groupon Executive Chairman Eric Lefkofsky reportedly told a Northbrook Chamber of Commerce audience early last April after yet...
The first email arrived at 11:41 p.m. It reproduced the beginning of a story from the AOL website, with the headline, “Hindenburg Mystery Finally Solved?” It began: “The infamous explosion that killed 35 people aboard a blimp in...
Tags: Al Roker, Dan Marino, Football, Joe Paterno, Sports
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is abolishing the company's work-at-home policy and ordering everyone to show up at the office. Her decision has sparked intense and often nasty debate, with Mayer usually landing on the losing end. Many women, in particular,...
Here are some of the high-profile Ideas Week speakers and Talks: Colin Powell and Tom Brokaw, both on Monday's 4:30 p.m. program "Military: From the Front Lines to the Home Front" at the Goodman Theatre. "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory, Time...
Tags: Colin Powell, Chicago Mayor, Arts, Rahm Emanuel, Music
Tribune staff reporterA few days ago, Joan Lefkow was walking down a Chicago street flanked by federal marshals when a panhandler walked up to her and said, "God bless you, Judge Lefkow." It has been nine months since U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow's name and face...
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
Let's start with the M&M's. I wrote recently about a younger colleague who told me that M&M's, which are my favorite deadline food, are an old-fashioned candy that no one eats anymore. Her remark incited so much dismay and outrage among Tribune readers...
Tags: Wicker Park, Bob Johnson
If you want to tour Millennium Park with ex-Mayor Richard M. Daley or to visit Intelligentsia's coffee-roasting plant or to get first dibs on programs featuring retired news anchor Tom Brokaw, actor Edward Norton, model Elle Macpherson, chef Jose Andres...
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