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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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By Zack Price, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Should Bootstrap Like Apple

Why You Should Bootstrap Like Apple

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started building computers in Jobs’ parents garage way back in the 1970’s. Free office and warehouse space. Ya can’t beat it. So why do you need something better? Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Why Podcasting Might Scratch Your Marketing Itch

Why Podcasting Might Scratch Your Marketing Itch

I’ve been kicking this post idea around for a few weeks now, and I’ve decided to pull the trigger. I talked to a lot of people on and off the Internet to get their takes on it, and someone made a comment that... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Why iOS is a Mixed Bag for Your Next App

Why iOS is a Mixed Bag for Your Next App

Just in case you’re in the camp of folks thinking of funneling your cash into developing an app for the iOS, here’s a quick primer on the current climate on the company Steve Jobs helped make so, so successful.... Read »

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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By Jerome McClendon

Gadget Heaven: 2013 Consumer Electronics Show

The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show runs until Jan. 11 in Las Vegas.... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Social Media and Marketing Tips to Learn from Apple's iPhone 5 Launch

Social Media and Marketing Tips to Learn from Apple's iPhone 5 Launch

Apple’s new doohickey is here and all your friends who bought it have probably been making you look at it and ooh and ah over it and admit that they’re way cooler than you because they waited in a line bought a... Read »

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Learn from Apple's Art of Seduction

How to Learn from Apple's Art of Seduction

Unless you spend entirely too much time on Reddit or worked for the Apple Store at some point, I'm willing to bet you had no idea that Apple positions all of the laptops in its stores that exactly 70 degrees. I... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Apple Haus Closes its Delicious-Smelling Doors

 Apple Haus Closes its Delicious-Smelling Doors

The economy -- that hateful vampire that's sapping everyone's jobs, resources, and ability to enjoy life -- has claimed another local victim: Long Grove's Apple Haus has been done in, and, thus, historic... Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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By BJ Lutz
      

Ideas Week: Succeeding in Our Digital World

Success can sometimes be veiled in failure, but the most-successful companies are those that are founder-led, tech experts say. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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By David Wolinsky
      

Chicago's Tech Community Remembers Steve Jobs

Flashpoint Academy, Threadless, and many others share how they feel Chicago will press on from here. Read »

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Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

Marketing

Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

Food Business

Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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