| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:14 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Will Wall Street have a crush on King Digital Entertainment?
The London-based maker of the highly addictive smartphone game Candy Crush has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of up...
| 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...
| 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,...
| May 25, 2013
I slide three shiny red jelly beans together. Trumpet blast. I put three lemon drops in a line. A xylophone […]...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:10 PM
The Institute for Policy Studies has published its list of the 10 greediest Americans for 2011.
"Unfortunately, it was very easy to choose 10," says Sam Pizzigati, editor of the think tank’s “Too Much” weekly newsletter. "That's the...
| Jul 30, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman stood before a congregation in a church just south of 75th Street, gazing at anticipatory faces.
The pastor had just finished preaching an hour-long sermon from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus healing a woman. Hartman was about...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Zynga, the video game maker best known for FarmVille and Words With Friends, has closed its Timonium office as part of a broader corporate consolidation, company officials said Monday.
The company also made changes at three other offices, closing and...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:05 PM
It's not exactly the Yellow Brick Road, but a proverbial hop, skip and a jump up the Kennedy Expressway from the wizard of Oz's birthplace lies the origin of a new kind of Oz creation.
More than a century after L. Frank Baum penned "The Wonderful ...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:33 AM
On October 5th, the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival will be kicking off at the Showplace Icon Theater on Roosevelt Road. Showcasing films that "heighten public conciousness" of social issues, one of the festival's featured screenings...
| May 18, 2012
| 10:39 AM
•••• Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios, which released “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” in February, is in financial hot water with the state of Rhode Island. Taking cash from the...