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Why Chicago Is A New Hot Spot For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial hubs are popping up all over the country — from Seattle to Boston to Las Vegas. This week, I attended Techstars Chicago Demo Day, and the city’s incredible ecosystem for entrepreneurs proved that it should set the standard for any town wanting to create an entrepreneurial draw.<p>Here …

Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market; But A Majority of Educators Still Prefer iPads

Schools around the world are trading in desktop PCs for tablets, netbooks and increasingly Chromebooks, especially in the United States, new research shows.<p>The unexpected popularity of Chromebooks, which were dismissed when they first came out as stripped-down machines with limited appeal, is a …

“Grand Theft Auto” maker: Video games hate liberals

Two popular Rockstar titles — “Red Dead Redemption” and “L.A. Noir” — are critical of the left<p>On Sept. 17, "Grand Theft Auto V," the latest installment in the wildly popular video game franchise, will be released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, perhaps as one of the final major games for the …

After Mobile: Smarter TVs

This week, Microsoft took a $900 million charge against its Surface effort, showing that the idea of merging PCs and tablets has not resonated with consumers. At the same time, growth in mobile phones and tablets is still increasing while PC sales are dwindling. The PC has now moved to a work tool; …

Moto X leaks in more press shots, this time in white

And the saga continues! Hot on the heels of this morning's leaked renders comes a couple more press shots of the Moto X, courtesy of @evleaks -- this time in glorious unicorn white. There's not much more to mention here other than it's a lot easier to spot the mics front and back and to get a feel …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

The Only Smartphones Worth Buying Right Now [RANKED]

Plus, there are a bunch of relatively new devices that have launched in recent months from just about every big name in the smartphone business.<p>Here's what you should be looking at.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design,</i> …

Mobile Technology

Data-hungry smartphone owners will gobble 300% more data by 2017

Mobile data usage around the world has been on the upswing for years with the proliferation of smartphones, and the trend will continue with force, according to new research by Strategy Analytics.<p>The things that are most driving increased data use are web browsing, video and music streaming, games, …

IDC: Android OEMs Shipped 162M Smartphones In Q1, More Than 4X Apple’s Rate; Windows Phone Now In (Distant) Third

IDC today was the latest to publish its numbers on smartphone market shares after the major handset makers released Q1 earnings, and like Gartner, Strategy Analytics and the rest, it underscores the power of Google’s Android platform at the moment: Android OEMs shipped 162.1 million handsets in the …

ECONOMIST: New Grads Should Approach The Job Market Like Dating In College

According to University of Michigan Economist Justin Wolfers, they're just being smart. NPR's Planet Money asked a series of economists what they would say if they were giving a commencement address. Here's an excerpt from Wolfers' response:<p>"<b>Approach your career ambitions the same way you</b> …

Employment

New Android chief talks Facebook Home, Samsung phones, and OS updates | Ars Technica

Sundar Pichai also says Android and Chrome are safe from one another—for now.<p>An interview with Sundar Pichai over at <i>Wired</i> has settled some questions …

NVIDIA Q1 earnings: $77.9 million profit on $954 million in revenue

NVIDIA's balance sheet may not look as appealing as it did just a quarter ago, but the company nonetheless managed to beat the consensus expectations and its stock is now climbing in after-hours trading. Profit for NVIDIA's fiscal Q1 2014 rang in at $77.9 million, which is a 55 percent decrease …

By Acquiring This Company You Never Heard Of, Aaron Levie Just Punched Dropbox In The Gut

You probably never heard of Crocodoc. It's a seven-person startup and class of 2007 Y-Combinator alum that raised a little over $1 million.<p>Terms of the acquisition were not announced but we bet the team made a pretty penny. That's because, despite its small size, Crocodoc had a handful of huge …

Customers

Apple wins trademark case over ‘iBooks’

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A small New York publisher that uses the label “ibooks” has struck out in its lawsuit against Apple,(s AAPL) after a New York …

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …

Gear & Gadgets

ESPN Wants to Subsidize Your Data Plan Because Carriers Are Awful

Because data caps are the terrible reality to owning a smartphone, even giant companies want to help us poor saps who've signed our life away to …

Amazon Is Reportedly Building a 3D Smartphone You Can Control with Your Eyeballs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says that Amazon is expanding its hardware offerings with a whole new line …