| Sep 1, 2013
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the day I quit my software job. There was nothing wrong with my job; it was rewarding and I liked it, but "information architect" was not my calling. I didn't want to sit at a computer all day. I wanted to make...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:03 PM
The Internet music service Rdio is now letting people in the U.S. access its 20-million-song library on the Web without paying -- though those users will hear ads.
The change is part of a deal announced last year in which terrestrial radio company...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
MTV may not play a lot of music on its network anymore, buy it is bringing music to your smartphone.
After success with an app that curated content from its roster of shows, the network has rolled out an app that will connect users with musicians -- and...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:35 PM
About a decade after annexation discussions began with the Glen Oak Country Club, Glen Ellyn officials are closer than ever to reaching an agreement with the facility.
The latest hang up, however, involves a request from Glen Oak for a special water...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:30 AM
HBO is now live on Google's inexpensive Chromecast Internet TV adapter, with the premium cabler updating its HBO Go mobile apps and website to let users "cast" video to the device.
When it launched in late July, the $35 Chromecast supported Netflix and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Spotify free riders, get ready to rejoice. An ad-supported version of Spotify's mobile music-streaming service reportedly will be unveiled next week.
Bloomberg says the Swedish company will announce a free version of its mobile service in New York...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The fast-growing music streaming service Spotify has introduced it first free, ad-supported service for smartphones and tablets, the Swedish company said Wednesday. The digital music firm also said it has launched in 20 new global markets, meaning it's...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Advertisers are projected to spend about $5.6 billion on YouTube this year, a 51% jump over 2012 levels, according to a new analysis from researcher EMarketer.
YouTube's corporate parent, Google Inc., doesn't report revenues for the site. Instead, it...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
So, those nostalgic memories of playing I Spy and singing "The Wheels on the Bus" as your family road-tripped across states to your aunt's house for the holidays? Relics of a bygone era, like the VCR, Pet Rocks and Crystal......
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:28 AM
After the coffee. Before slipping out early for Christmas Eve reflecting.
The Skinny: Have you been naughty or nice this year? Either way we have a Morning Fix for you. Today's headlines on what will likely be a short day for most include a look at...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 9:28 AM
There's a good chance you woke up with a new smartphone or tablet this Christmas morning, but as Microsoft can tell you, no one wants to use a device with no apps.
If you've got a new gadget, you need to load it up with the best apps, that way the...