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  • Qplay, Internet Set-Top Startup Formed by TiVo Founders, Shuts Down

    Qplay, the Internet video-device and app startup launched by the founders of TiVo, is closing its doors less than six months after launching its first product. The company announced Saturday that its last day of service will be Friday, July 25 ....
  • Tribune Publishing valued at $635 million by analyst

    With Tribune Publishing set to spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, analysts have begun weighing in as to what the stand-alone, publicly traded newspaper company may be worth. A report issued Thursday by CRT Capital Group analyst Lance Vitanza pegged...
  • SEC not far off from reclaiming college football crown

    HOOVER, Ala. — Something was noticeably absent from last week's Southeastern Conference football media days. From the moment you stepped into the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, there seemed to be something a bit off about the whole affair. Where...
  • Google Glass: Paramedics' next tool

    Google Glass: Paramedics' next tool
    While Google Glass' potential as a consumer device remains to be seen, Lauren Rubinson-Morris is excited about its possibilities in her workplace. Rubinson-Morris is president and chief executive officer of MedEx Ambulance Service, a Skokie-based...
  • Fox acknowledges need for new hits after disappointing season

    Fox acknowledges need for new hits after disappointing season
    The marching orders for Fox Broadcasting's new entertainment team from its boss is simple. "We need some new hits," said Peter Rice, chairman and chief executive of the Fox Networks Group at the semiannual Television Critics Assn.'s press tour in...
  • China's Alibaba to Finance Wong Kar-wai Movie Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has struck a deal to be involved with the upcoming films of top auteur Wong Kar-wai. The company revealed the deal in a regulatory filing by Chinavision, the Hong Kong stock market listed company that is soon to be...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Putin's missing chance to escape a losing war

    President Vladimir Putin is missing a golden opportunity by not disowning the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. Instead, as pro-Putin media and social network trolls invent increasingly fantastical versions of the downing of Malaysia Airlines...
  • HGTV builds into a top cable network on foundation of no-frills shows

    HGTV builds into a top cable network on foundation of no-frills shows
    As hard as it may be to imagine, there was a time not so long ago when few Americans had ever heard the expression "man cave." In 1994, PBS' trusty "This Old House" was the best known of a handful of home-improvement programs on the airwaves. The idea...
  • Geoff Baker: MLS is making progress in climb toward the big time

    Dan Courtemanche had a tailor-made answer last week for folks asking him whether professional soccer will ever "make it" in the United States. As an executive vice-president and spokesman for Major League Soccer, he gets that a lot. So, Courtemanche...
  • Facebook to track users' TV habits

    Beginning this fall, when Facebook users watch a TV show on a cellphone or tablet, Facebook will probably know about it. The social network will scan its databases and send the age and gender of the viewer to Nielsen, the TV ratings measurement company,...
  • Campaign to Rethink Homelessness goes viral

    Campaign to Rethink Homelessness goes viral
    Orlando businessman Joshua Johnson admits he used to see a homeless person panhandling and think: Get a job. "If I was approached, I'd hand them a business card for Labor Ready," a local labor pool, he said. "Essentially the message was, 'Here —...