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  • Law school student knows prison -- from the inside

    Law school student knows prison -- from the inside
    Jarrett Adams' legal aspirations took hold in an unusual place: his prison cell. It was there, not long into his 28-year sentence for sexual assault, that a cellmate suggested he spend less time working out and more time proving his innocence if he was...
  • Don Cheadle Turns to Crowdfunding for Miles Davis Movie

    Don Cheadle has become the latest filmmaker to launch a crowdfunding campaign, seeking to raise $325,000 to support his Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead." Kristen Bell, Zach Braff and Spike Lee have all used Kickstarter campaigns to raise funds for...
  • Floating island proposed for Chicago shoreline

    Floating island proposed for Chicago shoreline
    About a mile off Chicago’s shore, a local businessman wants to create a floating city complete with sundecks, restaurants, a swimming pool and plenty of room for boats to dock. But before the first bottle of champagne can be uncorked on Breakwater...
  • Six Speciality Films That Could Bring the Heat This Summer

    Every summer a handful of plucky indie movies jump into the mainstream, thanks to filmgoers who want more nutritional value than that offered by the season's popcorn pics. This year's notable breakouts include Fox Searchlight's "The Grand Budapest Hotel,"...
  • For Internet Slowdown Day, tech companies display mock 'loading' icons

    For Internet Slowdown Day, tech companies display mock 'loading' icons
    If you see the “spinning wheel of death” on some of your favorite sites Wednesday, don’t worry -- your Internet connection probably isn’t any slower. But a whole host of tech companies displaying the iconic “loading”...
  • YouTube Will Take 5%-Plus Cut of Crowdfunding Donations

    Google's YouTube now lets creators solicit fans for donations -- providing another tool for monetizing content -- with the video site taking at least 5% of any coinage dropped into the virtual tip jar. YouTube's "Fan Funding" feature, currently available...
  • Equity crowdfunding in Orlando? Expert panel will offer tips

    Equity crowdfunding in Orlando? Expert panel will offer tips
    One of the newest ways for entrepreneurs to raise money – equity crowdfunding – will be explained by a panel of experts in Orlando, 8 - 10:30 a.m., Sept. 2, at Werner Auditorium, 601 E. Rollins St. Crowdfunding is investment in a company...
  • Freewavz: Another Central Florida crowdfunding success

    Freewavz: Another Central Florida crowdfunding success
    Yet another tech startup in Central Florida has closed on funding for its product via a successful Kickstarter campaign. Melbourne-based Freewavz, which develops wire-free earphones with built-in fitness monitoring, closed on $325,208 in funding on Aug....
  • 'Veronica Mars': Cast, Date Announced for Web Spinoff

    This story is epic: many of the stars from the TV series and subsequent film "Veronica Mars" will be reprising their roles in the CW Seed web series "Play It Again, Dick," which focuses on actor Ryan Hansen and his Dick Casablancas character. Each of the...
  • Broadway Investment Goes Digital with 'On The Town'

    Not to contradict that "Avenue Q" tune, but the Internet isn't just for porn anymore. Now it's for Broadway investing too. Maxolev Prods., the Broadway production shingle led by Howard and Janet Kagan ("Pippin," "Porgy and Bess"), has launched an...
  • Local man's Internet-privacy invention draws big interest

    Local man's Internet-privacy invention draws big interest
    Thanks to an unusually successful Kickstarter campaign, a Lake County entrepreneur is moving ahead with plans to market an Internet-privacy device that has drawn supporters from around the world. Eric Delisle, 43, raised $100,600 in four weeks for his...