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  • Clothing designer Lian Murray dies at 54

    Clothing designer Lian Murray dies at 54
    Lian Murray, an influential surf clothing designer whose career encompassed such high-end brands as Hurley, Quiksilver and Billabong, died Sunday at the age of 54. The Newport Beach resident died at Hoag Hospital several days after suffering an asthma...
  • Tom Wheeler Calls for a 'Nimble' FCC

    Whether it is media ownership, incentive auctions or any other wonkish issue before the FCC, the pace of decision making can be like watching paint dry. Even after work is done, it may not be over: If a federal appeals court strikes down its existing...
  • Sun Rises on Digital Domain Name (Exclusive)

    HONG KONG - Sun Innovation, the Hong Kong-listed shell company that earlier this year acquired visual effects firm Digital Domain, is to be renamed Digital Domain Holdings Limited. This weekend's release of "Ender's Game" on 3,407 screens through...
  • Report supporting research funding cites 7 companies begun at UIC

    Report supporting research funding cites 7 companies begun at UIC
    Seven companies that can trace their start back to the University of Illinois at Chicago are highlighted in a report released this morning designed to illustrate the importance of the federal government's investment in university research. The report...
  • Tech Transfer Office established at Harford Business Innovation Center

    The Harford Business Innovation Center (HBIC), in cooperation with the Harford County Office of Economic Development and other partners, has established a Technology Transfer Office to assist Harford County and regional companies in developing...
  • The Graphic Art of Chuck Close on Display at Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    The Graphic Art of Chuck Close on Display at Greenwich's Bruce Museum
    If you've ever encountered a large-scale portrait painting by Chuck Close, you've probably been under its spell. From afar, the image is stunningly lifelike, but the closer you get the more the illusion disintegrates into a colorful grid of donuts, ovals,...
  • Introducing Blue Sky Innovation

    Introducing Blue Sky Innovation
    Blue Sky Innovation, the Chicago Tribune’s new digital hub on Chicago’s emerging innovation economy, is now live at www.blueskyinnovation.com, and beginning today, we’ll offer a sample of Blue Sky’s best content every Monday in the...
  • Theater Owners 'Might Kill Movies,' Warns Netflix's Sarandos

    Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos launched a blistering attack on theater owners for stifling innovation, warning in a speech Saturday that they "might kill movies." What's more, the exec called on studios to open big movies via Netflix day...
  • Benefit of downtime a real no-brainer

     Benefit of downtime a real no-brainer
    You're sitting in front of a computer screen, trying desperately to write the greatest workplace advice column in the history of the world and it's just not coming to you. Then you step away for a few minutes (hours) and occupy yourself with something...
  • Congress vs. the patent 'trolls'

    Tech companies have been pleading with Congress for years to crack down on abusive lawsuits by patent "trolls," or firms that use obscure patents to extract exorbitant licensing fees. The companies may finally get some real relief, thanks to an...
  • Obama's 'Battleship' argument has holes in its hull

    In the third and final debate, Barack Obama scored huge points with the media, college kids and die-hard liberals -- in other words, his base -- when he mocked Mitt Romney's concern about our historically small Navy. "But I think Governor Romney maybe...