| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Two downtown Las Vegas casinos -- the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino -- will begin accepting bitcoin on Wednesday. The co-owned properties will welcome the digital currency at their hotel and gift shops but not for gambling,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:58 AM
The price of bitcoin shot up past $1,000 Monday after Zynga, an online gaming company, announced it would test using the digital currency as payment.
Bitcoin, the volatile unregulated currency, has hit highs and lows in recent weeks and has gained...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Smartphones are helping black Americans whittle down the “digital divide” with whites, according to a report released Monday by the Pew Research Center.
Blacks are still behind whites in Internet use, especially among older and less educated...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:17 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has set the price range of its hotly anticipated initial public offering between $17 and $20 a share, with hopes of raising as much as $1.4 billion.
At $20 a share, Twitter would be valued at about $11 billion. That...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:28 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wall Street is rolling out the red carpet for Twitter.
The company has received a $1-billion credit line from some of the banks underwriting its initial public stock offering.
Twitter set up the agreement with lenders earlier this...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:27 AM
The former ABC executive who helped "America's Funniest Home Videos" producer Vin Di Bona bring his vast repository of amateur videos to the Web has left the company they founded amid differences over the future direction of the company.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The next 10 years should be the greatest time in the history of the entertainment business.
The global middle class is growing astronomically fast. It may not be growing in the U.S., but it is growing in the rest of the world: Research shows that when...
| Oct 8, 2013
A wave of video gambling establishments catering to women is starting to sweep across Illinois — cozy, well-lit spots with names like Stella's Place, Emma's Eatery, Dotty's and Betty's Bistro.
They're a far cry from the stereotypical male-...
| Sep 8, 2013
Two 20-something Chicagoans are combining technology and dirty laundry to create a business.
The idea is to create a more efficient system for city dwellers to get their dry cleaning done than having to rely on a neighborhood store with limited hours....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- As Twitter made public its stealth filing for an initial public offering, it parted with some of its Silicon Valley brethren by saying it would only issue one class of shares, meaning it plans to give all shareholders a vote.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:40 PM
As you may have heard, Twitter has filed for a confidential initial public offering of stock, so in case you aren't too familiar with the company, here are five quick things you should know.
It has 200 million monthly active users