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  • 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...
  • Start-up founder sees a troll behind patent lawsuit

    To Kevin O'Connor, the first straw was also the last straw. In May, a start-up company he founded, Findthebest.com, got a letter from a Connecticut law firm explaining that it had filed a lawsuit accusing the start-up of infringing an obscure software...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore inventors find camaraderie at hackerspaces

    Baltimore inventors find camaraderie at hackerspaces
    Remember those kids from elementary school who were perpetually building thingamajigs with Legos or erector sets? They grew up to be tinkerers and inventors. Unfortunately, some of them discovered it's not exactly practical to keep a small car in the...
  • Community-minded hackers code well for the future

    Community-minded hackers code well for the future
    On a recent day at work in a San Francisco loft, Moncef Belyamani was sporting a hipster "LOVE" T-shirt and riffing, with obsessive detail, on the evolution of vinyl record production. The Android coder and sometime dance-club DJ wrapped up by...
  • Telluride Film Festival: 'Tim's Vermeer' explores art, science

    Telluride Film Festival: 'Tim's Vermeer' explores art, science
    TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Tim Jenison makes it very clear in the beginning of the Telluride Film Festival documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” that he is not an artist. He’s a desktop-video inventor, the founder of a hardware and software...
  • Summer Movies in Review: Lone Rangers and Game Changers

    SCOTT FOUNDAS: And so another summer movie season comes to an end, with both a bang (in terms of record-breaking box office) and the collective whimpers of ousted executives and even an entire studio placed on and off the chopping block by hedge fund...
  • Ray Dolby, Founder of Dolby Labs, Dead at 80

    UPDATED: 3:28 p.m. PDT - Ray Dolby, the engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and whose innovations ushered in the modern era of sound for filmed entertainment, died Thursday in San Francisco. He was 80. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease...
  • Sound engineer Ray Dolby dies at 80

    Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss. The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
  • Reaping Rewards Of State Investment In Research Takes Time

    Patience is a virtue. Never more so than when you consider university research-inspired, commercialized ventures — and the eagerly anticipated economic benefits sought from them. Having worked with entrepreneurial start-ups developed from...