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Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Local App Developer Connects Kids with Santa

Local App Developer Connects Kids with Santa

Many of us grew up dialing cheesy 976 telephone numbers to try to get a few words with Santa Claus before Christmas. Of course, hearing the same canned message every time we called (for a quarter, at that),... Read »

Friday, Nov 18, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Locally Made Black Friday Apps

Locally Made Black Friday Apps

For at least a dozen years, savvy shoppers have turned to the Internet -- rather than newspaper coupons -- to find the best deals on Black Friday. Today, the smartest way to spend the national shopping day is to... Read »

Saturday, Oct 29, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Siri Co-Founder Now Among Chicago's Influential Mobile Innovators: Guest

Siri Co-Founder Now Among Chicago's Influential Mobile Innovators: Guest

Brad Spirrison breaks down why Dag Kittlaus coming here will be beneficial for our tech scene at large -- and other goings on there right now. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Ideas Week and Your Smartphone

Ideas Week and Your Smartphone

Mobile media maven Brad Spirrison tells you how to stay tapped into this week's idea-riffic festivities. Read »

Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Food Apps Step Up to the Plate: Guest

Food Apps Step Up to the Plate: Guest

Appolicious' mobile media maven Brad Spirrison pontificates on all things iOS for foodie businesses. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Kick off the Chicago Bears Season with your iPhone: Guest

Kick off the Chicago Bears Season with your iPhone: Guest

Appolicious' mobile-media maven Brad Spirrison suggests plenty of ways to stay in tune with the Bears. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Local App Developers Rise to the Head of the Class: Guest

Local App Developers Rise to the Head of the Class: Guest

Appolicious' mobile-media maven Brad Spirrison weighs in with his picks on the best locally produced back-to-school apps. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Tap into Chicago Summer Vibes with These Apps: Guest

Tap into Chicago Summer Vibes with These Apps: Guest

Appolicious' mobile-media maven Brad Spirrison recommends some apps that benefit the local economy. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How the iOS Platform and Baseball Season Add Up: Guest

How the iOS Platform and Baseball Season Add Up: Guest

Appolicious' mobile-media maven Brad Spirrison highlights apps relevant to the baseball season that boost the local economy. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited By: David Wolinsky

Guest: Why Daily Deal Sites Need Mobile Apps to Succeed

Guest: Why Daily Deal Sites Need Mobile Apps to Succeed

Appolicious' mobile-media maven Brad Spirrison highlights some examples you should emulate. Read »

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What We Cover
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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