| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:57 AM
More and more tech companies are rolling out smartwatches, the latest in high-tech gear that, in terms of design, only gadget-lovers can appreciate.
But now there is another option for regular consumers looking for both style and function.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Aside from being an enjoyable way to waste hours of the day or night, Pinterest might – gasp! – actually have a useful purpose for Disney fans.
While offering countless pictures of trendy fashions, tasty recipes and inspirational quotations,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Parents rarely beam with pride at the thought of Junior's first text, but it's as inevitable as baby's first word in the age of smartphones.
When should the age of smartphone acquisition be? A survey commissioned by Zact, a no-contract smartphone...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger has long been an early adopter and supporter of new technology and digital platforms. Now the Mouse House has launched a program to invest in startups through Disney Accelerator, a three-month mentorship and seed-stage...
| Jan 30, 2014
When you use social media, you're putting yourself out there. Tweeting, liking, Instagramming -- you have to be willing to share when you decide to share.
But that doesn't mean you have to expose everything. With a few little adjustments, your social...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:34 AM
Feb 5 (peHUB) - Venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson said it has closed its early-stage focused Fund XI on $325 million after roughly two months in the market.
The firm got a mix of existing and new investors into the fund, including new...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:57 PM
The launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were the top headlines of the year in gaming, but 2013 was also a busy year in Chicago's local gaming scene. Here are a few highlights.
DOUBLED DOWN: The Windy City's relationship with drinking and gaming got...
| Jan 5, 2014
A few years ago, Northwestern University economist Sandeep Baliga took to a blog to offer two of Chicago's most successful entrepreneurs, chef Grant Achatz and his business partner Nick Kokonas, a lesson in pricing.
Kokonas and Achatz already had made...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt, whose remains were returned to his widow 63 years after he went missing during the Korean War, will be laid to rest Saturday in Inglewood.
An Army honor guard will escort Joseph’s widow, Clara Gantt, 94, into...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:40 AM
It would take a finely tuned instrument to measure the speed with which a strike by public employees is followed by politicians calling for a ban on this fundamental right of organized labor. Sure enough, the ink wasn't dry on the settlement ending the...
| Nov 7, 2013
We've covered many basic tips here at So Social, such as the importance of adding a profile photo and the reasons to activate subscribers on Facebook. Those are easy and together take about 2 minutes to accomplish.
Now let's move to advanced tips on...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, stars of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," have been named the highest-paid TV actors of 2013 by Forbes magazine.
Despite flagging viewership as of late, the show makes most of its dough in syndication, which keeps its...