| Aug 20, 2012
A dozen managers sat around a rectangular table at the Wit hotel in the Loop, their attention fixed on a man in an Armani suit standing in the front of the room.
They waited quietly, the CTA Red Line train periodically rumbling by, until the tall,...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:57 PM
Motorola and the Merchandise Mart have more than 160 years of local history between them. Now the two institutions are giving Chicago's burgeoning high-tech scene a major boost.
Smartphone-maker Motorola Mobility is moving its headquarters from...
| Jul 16, 2012
Laurel Bellows began her career as a trial attorney 37 years ago, showing up at her first job ready to meet her new corporate clients.
But her boss, who would later become her husband, gave her a different assignment, one that laid the groundwork for...
| Apr 9, 2012
From the Forbes article, Bye Bye BlackBerry. How Long Will Apple Last? In December 2006, Palm CEO Ed Colligan summarily dismissed the idea that a traditional personal computing company could compete in the smartphone business. “We’ve learned...
| Feb 13, 2012
When Motorola Inc. first came courting Greg Brown, he wasn't interested.
The year was 1998 and Brown, a division president at Ameritech in Chicago, was weighing an offer from Motorola against one from Micromuse, a publicly traded software company in...
| Oct 16, 2011
Howard H 'Tim' Hays
Former Press-Enterprise editor, publisher
Howard H "Tim" Hays, 94, a former editor and publisher of the Press-Enterprise who led the Riverside newspaper when it won a Pulitzer Prize for an expose in the 1960s and won two landmark U....
| Oct 13, 2011
Motorola chief transformed company
Robert Galvin, 89, who over nearly three decades as Motorola's chief executive transformed the maker of police radios and TVs into one of the world's leading electronics companies, died in his sleep...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 7:53 PM
The fine print in a contract between Illinois and Motorola Mobility indicates that the smartphone company can maintain a smaller workforce than the one it employs today and still qualify for more than $110 million in financial incentives designed to keep...
| Mar 15, 2011
With the scale of the disaster in Japan still being measured, concerns are growing that last week's earthquake and tsunami could lead to a long-term disruption in the world's supply of automobiles, consumer electronics and machine tools.
Japan is the...
| Jan 18, 2011
A day after co-founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs disclosed he was taking a medical leave, Apple Inc. announced that its first-quarter profit surged 78% to $6 billion as consumers clamored for iPhones and iPads. Net income rocketed up to......
| Jan 6, 2011
Tony Vinciquerra, chief executive of Fox Networks Group, is leaving the company, prompting a major reorganization of Rupert Murdoch's television empire. He departs after a long year that involved several brutal retransmission battles with cable operators....