| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:55 PM
When overworked Silicon Valley innovators retreated to the Nevada desert a week ago for the annual Burning Man festival, some met an unexpected reveler.
There, among the drug-infused performance art, stood a buttoned-down policy wonk from Washington...
| Sep 8, 2014
Facebook, already a huge distributor of Internet video, continues to roll out new ways to the social service an even more attractive outlet for video-content publishers -- and, increasingly, it's mimicking YouTube.
Since June, users have watched an...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Martha Stewart did it. So did Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Roger Goodell, Carson Daly, the New England Patriots, Ethel Kennedy, Mark Zuckerberg, Knightro the UCF mascot and probably someone you know.
They accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, a...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Men and women donning fashionable suits and dresses chat over hors d'oeuvres under an enclosure at Pottawatomie Park, as rowing sculls cruise by in the Fox River in St. Charles.
It's a scene the west suburb isn't accustomed to, but it's one the city...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Media and technology moguls are jetting to Sun Valley, Idaho this week for mountainside pressing of the flesh and potentially some deal-making.
The exclusive confab, sponsored by investment bank Allen & Co., gets started Tuesday behind closed doors,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Summer camp for billionaires is back in session as media and technology barons were out in force at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Wednesday.
UTA chairman Jim Berkus and IAC/InterActiveCorp chairman Barry Diller biked through the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Diane von FÃ¼rstenberg hawked Google Glass, CBS chief Les Moonves said "The Good Wife" was "robbed" of an Emmy nomination and Disney head Bob Iger poked good-natured fun at the media's obsession with mergers and deal-making.
It was just a typical day...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
First: How could anyone make a documentary in which the narrator constantly mispronounces the subject’s name?! In “The Internet’s Own Boy,” a well-organized doc about late Reddit co-creator and suburban...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Pop culture right now likes to portray techie innovators as entrepreneurs. Think Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" or the amiable malcontents of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." All their efforts — all that substantial brain power...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize.
Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Facebook just doesn't get it.
The company doesn't get why people are pitching such a fit over the user-manipulation study it conducted in 2012, the details of which broke this weekend. It doesn't get what this says about how it treats its users, and...