| May 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new original TV shows, announced an online streaming deal with HBO and tested same-day grocery delivery on the West Coast.
Up next? Possibly a smartphone. And, if...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Seth Meyers broke out a Chicago accent during his monologue on Thursday’s episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” when joking about the city’s ban on plastic grocery bags. The former Northwestern University and iO alum...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:53 AM
His driver-hailing app Uber has made enemies of taxi drivers round the world. Over a steak sandwich in San Francisco, one of Silicon Valley’s most combative operators tells Tim Bradshaw, ‘Ultimately, progress and innovation win’
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Post-Newsweek Stations, the Chicago-based television station group owned by the former parent company of the Washington Post newspaper, has changed its name to Graham Media Group.
The five TV stations, run by former WLS-Ch. 7 General Manager Emily...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:40 PM
There’s a lot of buzz Monday about Amazon.com — specifically, its plan to deliver packages by drone.
Amazon already has a name for the service: Prime Air. It also has a video showing how it works. Which is pretty good, considering what it...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:33 PM
This is going to be interesting. Republican dogma unequivocally asserts that taxes stifle free enterprise. But here we have a situation where the imposition of a tax will benefit a segment of the retail universe that is a mainstay of traditional...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Last week: Organized librarians and Miami-Dade citizens convinced the County Commission to stop the ill-advised plan to gut the library system by cutting hours and librarians. Budget crisis averted, but [only] postponed. The fact is libraries are not just...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Last week: The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country was a day of somber remembrance, yet hopeful. It's estimated that some 35 million Americans participated in some type of service project on Sept. 11, which speaks to the spirit of our...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Last week: South Florida home sales rose in July to near peak levels and home values increased 28 percent in Broward County and 15 percent in Palm Beach County. We are now well into the next housing "bull market" and the implications for our economy are...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Last week: I was reading an article in USA Today, “Retirement Living,” (Don’t ask me why as I am not there yet) and thought about Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The jest of the story was more baby boomers are being lured to the city for...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace.
Virginia was one of six...