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Apple Launches WWDC 2013 iOS App With Session Video Integration

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One week ahead of the start of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple today launched a new WWDC iOS app to help attendees stay on top of the latest news and events going on at the conference. New this year is video integration, with all Registered Apple Developers...
Apple Launches WWDC 2013 iOS App With Session Video Integration

Should I Unfollow Roger Ebert?

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I know Roger Ebert like most of you. I know him from his many film review shows, from his numerous and well-written movie reviews syndicated in hundreds of newspapers, and his many appearances on late-night talk shows. It was through Twitter, however, where I felt most close to him. Now...
Should I Unfollow Roger Ebert?

Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

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Uber, a startup that allows you to hail a car from your smartphone, is facing a fresh round of legal trouble, this time in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that regulators have charged the company with a number of legal violations, including assessing a mandatory 20 percent tip and then...
Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

The Inspiring Tenacity Of Roger Ebert's Last Words

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My Leave of Presence: An update http:// j.mp/YRRHq8— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) April 03, 2013 Only a day before legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away, he tweeted a final farewell at the Chicago-Sun Times, promising to pioneer new digital projects, in addition to a hefty schedule of movie reviews. At...
The Inspiring Tenacity Of Roger Ebert's Last Words

Chicago Sun-Times lays off entire photography staff

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Twenty-eight employees reported to have lost their jobs as newspaper says it needs to move towards more online videoThe Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire full-time photography staff Thursday, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, in a move that the newspaper's management said resulted from a need to shift toward more...
Chicago Sun-Times lays off entire photography staff

The future of media and forcing new content into old models

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We’ve seen a ton of digital ink spilled over the implications of media startup Journatic faking bylines for some of its content, including a post from me at about the underlying economics that have forced newspapers like the Chicago Tribune to outsource their hyper-local content. While some critics choose...
The future of media and forcing new content into old models

Apple Pushing to Complete Record Deals for Streaming Music Service Launch at WWDC

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The New York Times reports that Apple is still hoping to launch its much-rumored streaming music service at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week, pressing to complete deals with record labels that would allow the company to announce the service.Apple's service, a Pandora-like feature that would tailor streams of...
Apple Pushing to Complete Record Deals for Streaming Music Service Launch at WWDC
Roger Ebert's final review: 'To the Wonder'

Video: Gruber, Ihnatko and Snell on Apple after Steve Jobs

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One of the most fascinating panels on the Macworld stage during last week's Macworld | iWorld expo in San Francisco was a conversion about "The State of Apple" among Macworld editor Jason Snell, Daring Fireball's John Gruber and Chicago Sun Times columnist Andy Ihnatko. We've excerpted the part that interested us most: 5:40 about what...
Video: Gruber, Ihnatko and Snell on Apple after Steve Jobs

Newspapers Aren't Getting Much Out of Google+

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Even though social networks have begun to rival search in raw traffic-driving power, no one who wants to be visible online can ignore Google's influence. Google's new focus on Google+ social signals and fresh content means news organizations have to learn to understand those factors. How are they doing so...
Newspapers Aren't Getting Much Out of Google+

Like Clockwork: Copyright Holders Mistakenly Freak Out About Presidential Candidates Using Their Music

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This seems to happen every four years like clockwork during Presidential elections. Some musician gets upset about a politician he or she disagrees with, making use of his or her music during campaign rallies. This time around the candidate is Newt Gingrich, and the upset musician is songwriter and member...
Like Clockwork: Copyright Holders Mistakenly Freak Out About Presidential Candidates Using Their Music

Microsoft makes list of top Linux kernel contributors

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Has Microsoft figured out a cure for cancer? The company, whose CEO Steve Ballmer once famously compared Linux to that disease, is now one of the top 20 contributors of code to the open-source operating system’s kernel, according to a new report out this morning from the nonprofit Linux Foundation. It’s...
Microsoft makes list of top Linux kernel contributors

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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Last week was another tumultuous one for the newspaper industry: The Chicago Sun-Times laid off all 28 of its staff photographers, and Mathew Ingram contemplated what that means for the future of the photo desk and photojournalism at large. Meanwhile the media industry at large keeps chugging along. Check out...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

Illinois county to pay ACLU $600K after eavesdropping law voided by high court

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In 2012, Illinois saw a rash of cases involving the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which forbade making audio or visual recordings of people without explicit consent from everyone in the recording. In practice, the law made recording on-duty police officers a felony in the state. The prosecutions of citizens that...
Illinois county to pay ACLU $600K after eavesdropping law voided by high court
Photos of 'Plastic Low-Cost iPhone' Likely an iPhone 5 in a Case

Microsoft Surface Pro reviews: Device is good, not great, critics say

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The Surface Windows 8 Pro arrives on store shelves Saturday starting at $900, and the verdict is in for Microsoft's marquee PC-meets-tablet device. Microsoft, like the rest of the stalwarts in the PC industry including Lenovo, Acer and Dell, is attempting to create a Windows 8 device that perfectly...
Microsoft Surface Pro reviews: Device is good, not great, critics say

Rahm Emanuel Thinks Bike Lanes Will Attract Tech Companies To Chicago

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Over the weekend, Chicago installed its first two-way bike route with dedicated traffic signals, in an effort to attract high-tech companies and startups to the city. "It's part of my effort to recruit entrepreneurs and start-up businesses because a lot of those employees like to bike to work," Mayor Rahm...
Rahm Emanuel Thinks Bike Lanes Will Attract Tech Companies To Chicago

Another Top-Tier Apple Fanboy - Andy Ihnatko - Jumps To Android

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One by one, many of Apple's biggest, loudest, best-known fans are jumping ship. First came Guy Kawasaki, who has become not only an Android fan but now is consulting for Motorola. Then Robert Scoble made the leap. Now Andy Ihnatko, a tech reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, has switched to Android....
Another Top-Tier Apple Fanboy - Andy Ihnatko - Jumps To Android

Booting Up: Add Another $2.5M to the Bill for Sean Parker's Fairy Tale Wedding

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Rough day. (Photo: flickr.com/joi) After building that enormous $9 million set for his John William Waterhouse dream wedding in an “ecologically sensitive area” without the proper permits, Sean Parker has to cough up $2.5 million in fines. [San Jose Mercury News] The Chicago Sun Times fired its entire photography department last week. But...
Booting Up: Add Another $2.5M to the Bill for Sean Parker's Fairy Tale Wedding
Apple Adds Ship to Store Option for Refurbished Products

Groupon Managing Editor Departs to Join Wrapports

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Managing editor Brandon Copple has left Groupon, the Chicago-based daily deals site, for a new position at Chicago Sun-Times parent company Wrapports, the company announced Thursday. Copple will oversee a new Wrapports venture involved in creating sports and business media products, as well as head up development of a Web-video...
Groupon Managing Editor Departs to Join Wrapports

ITC Rules Apple Infringed on Samsung Patents, Issues Cease and Desist Order for Older Apple Devices

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The U.S. International Trade Commission today reached a decision [PDF] in the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung case, ruling that Apple infringed on Samsung Patent No, 7,706,384, which is entitled "Apparatus and method for encoding/decoding transport format combination indicator in CDMA mobile communication system." The ITC has issued a cease and...
ITC Rules Apple Infringed on Samsung Patents, Issues Cease and Desist Order for Older Apple Devices
When Smartphones Are The Wrong Tool For The Wrong Job

Boot up: Mayer on gender balance, Wikipedia's admin problem, Asus's tablet growth and more

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Plus a stalker's view of stalking, an editor's view of commenters, what Windows Phone lacks and moreA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamMarissa Mayer: "I Really Hope More Women Enter The Field" >> BuzzfeedFrom the long-off days of May 2012:...
Boot up: Mayer on gender balance, Wikipedia's admin problem, Asus's tablet growth and more

When cancer stole Roger Ebert's voice, Twitter gave him a new one

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After a long battle with cancer — which took away his vocal chords and eventually most of his lower jaw — veteran Chicago-based film critic Roger Ebert passed away on Thursday, leaving a host of passionate film buffs mourning his loss. Many of those fans likely formed an even closer...
When cancer stole Roger Ebert's voice, Twitter gave him a new one

Image of 'Flat' Redesign From Early iOS 7 Build Reportedly Leaks

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It's been reported for several months that Jony Ive is overseeing a redesign of the user interface in iOS 7, removing signs of skeuomorphism and gloss in favor of a 'flat design'. iDownloadBlog has posted what may be the new home screen in iOS 7. While the authenticity of poor-quality...
Image of 'Flat' Redesign From Early iOS 7 Build Reportedly Leaks
iOS 7 May Include AirDrop Wireless File Sharing Capabilities
Chicago Sun-Times trains reporters to shoot with iPhones after laying off all its photographers
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes first US domestic flight with United Airlines

Uber could be banned from Chicago if it doesn't eliminate its automated 20% tips

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After setting up shop in Phoenix and Minneapolis, rolling out taxi hailing in San Francisco and being banned in NY for the very same service, Uber is yet again receiving heat from city governments, this time in Chicago. This is no surprise when you consider Uber’s recent fights in DC and Boston, but...
Uber could be banned from Chicago if it doesn't eliminate its automated 20% tips
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