| Sep 20, 2012
Groupon is still at the top of the heap with a North American daily deals market share of more than 50 percent. But there are still lots of smaller industry players who are finding comfortable niches.
Among them: Mom-oriented deals, for example, or...
| May 6, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. has officially declared Libertyville its corporate headquarters, to the delight of local leaders as well as some residents and members of …...
| Jun 8, 2010
| 12:20 PM
This may not feel like a time of plenty. But many U.S. workers' waistlines are expanding through the weak economy, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com.
The poll found that 44% of workers said they had gained weight in their current jobs, with many...
| Nov 15, 2010
Web-savvy consumers use online rating services to review restaurants, rant about hairdressers, praise carpenters and even assess their college professors. So why shouldn't patients rate their doctors?
While more than 30 different online services now...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:00 AM
ED's note: Two technology stories on Wednesday suggested points that could indicate a trend in how we interact with each other electronically. In the news business, coincidences of that sort often call for us to look for a possible trend story.
| Aug 8, 2011
The Internet, it turns out, is not always a friendly place if you're an expectant parent like Genevieve Thiers.
This was a surprising revelation for someone who built a career around using the Internet to help parents: Thiers is the founder and former...
| Jun 2, 2011
Well-known Chicago technologist Harper Reed has joined the Obama 2012 campaign as chief technology officer, the campaign confirmed Wednesday.
The former CTO of clothing company Threadless joined the campaign in late April and will focus on helping...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Online retailer Zappos.com and its discount affiliate, 6pm.com, disclosed Sunday a data breach that compromised customer account information such as billing addresses and the last four digits of credit card numbers.
The security problem did not affect...
| Jan 7, 2010
| 1:12 PM
Steady job? Check. Decent paycheck? Check. Professional fulfillment? Hmm.
With the country's jobless rate at 10 percent, many workers are simply grateful to be employed. Giving up financial stability to pursue a dream job or long-burning interest is a...
| Feb 18, 2009
Wednesday, February 18th
Facebook has reverted to its previous terms of service after tens of thousands of users protested the social networking site's change in rules.
Facebook posted the following on its home page overnight:
"Over the past few days,...
| Feb 19, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - In an about-face following a torrent of online protests, Facebook is backing off a change in its user policies while it figures how best to resolve questions like who controls the information shared on the social networking site.
| Dec 14, 2008
When ThyssenKrupp AG started scouting a site for a new $3.7 billion steel mill, it set off a fierce bidding war between Alabama and Louisiana. Louisiana offered more financial incentives and a better riverfront site, but last year the big German...