| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The online ad for the "caramel goddess" shows her draped over a bed wearing only a pink thong. She offers an unforgettable experience and promises to make "your wildest dreams come true."
The ad ran in mid-April on backpage.com, a website that vice...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Kate Smith was never one to rifle through the racks at thrift stores. But when she saw almost new high-end kids' clothes selling at steep discounts on online resale shop ThredUp, the mom of two felt she'd made a real back-to-school shopping find.
| Aug 14, 2014
NBC's upcoming romantic comedy "A to Z" has found a love connection with iHeartRadio.
NBC will release the new show's first episode on the Clear Channel digital platform and app (as well as NBC's own website and app, Hulu, Xfinity and the NBC owned and...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:39 AM
No, this blog post is not mere "clickbait." Nor is the image of a "neckbeard" that’s illustrating it. And please don’t take this as me "mansplaining" to you.
Clickbait (Internet content “whose main purpose is to attract attention and...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Nordstrom revealed Thursday it is paying $350 million in stock for Chicago-based menswear service Trunk Club.
Nordstrom, which disclosed the terms of the deal as part of its second quarter earnings report, announced last month that it planned to buy...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Catasauqua Area School District families may apply for free and reduce lunch services online.
Families can create an account or log in with the custom personal identification number they received in the mail, according to the school district's website....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:43 AM
YouTube wants more small businesses to purchase advertising on its website, and that's why this week it acquired Directr, a Boston start-up.
Directr's technology makes it simple for businesses to create videos, which can be used as YouTube...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:45 PM
With three children ages 12 to 17, Ross and Michelle Meador are thinking about student debt.
They're worried not only about how to fund some 12 years' worth of college classes but also the $450,000 in loans that piled up while Michelle was training to...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Zirtual, an online service that provides virtual executive assistants to small businesses and entrepreneurs, said it’s hiring in Chicago.
The Las Vegas-based company, whose financial backers include Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh and his VegasTechFund,...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Two Chicago-area women are hoping to do for roommates what online dating has done for some happy couples.
For the past four years, Highland Park psychologist Kim Rubenstein, 42, and Skokie businesswoman Andrea Yusim Meltzer, 56, have been working on...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Catering to cord cutters, TiVo on Monday announced a new $49.99 device with a $14.99 monthly subscription that works with an HD antenna but not paid TV services.
With a tongue twister of a name, the TiVo Roamio OTA DVR records programming from over-the-...