TechWeek 2015 – A Lot of Talk About the Cloud

TechWeek 2015 The Cloud

TechWeek 2015 in Chicago is a great place for people interested in Technology to meet and listen to talks by a number of experts in a wide range of fields. One of the parts of the industry that has been generating a lot of buzz over the last few years, is that of “the Cloud,” which as we learned last year ... Read More »

Greece blocked from online transactions


Citizens of Greece are unable to purchase anything from iTunes and the App Store, or make transactions via Paypal. This has come after the Greek government has imposed capital controls, restrictions on capital leaving the country.  One would think this would only be the case with capital in large quantities, but as many Greeks have unfortunately come to find out, ... Read More »

TechWeek 2015 – Optimizing Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

TechWeek 2015 Search Engine Optimization

While the majority of TechWeek was focused around startups, the Cloud, mobile, and other technology, there was a talk given by Brent Payne from Loud Interactive that we just had to check out. Search Engine Optimization has become so integral to business and journalism on the web that a talk about how to optimize for it was something we’re glad ... Read More »

TechWeek 2015 – Advertising on Mobile is a Challenge

TechWeek Chicago Mobile Advertising

There were a number of great and informational talks about a wide variety of topics, and with the massive expansion of mobile over the last few years, there was naturally a talk on the platform—specifically about advertising on mobile. “How to win at mobile” – Beth Kindig Mobile is a growing industry, especially when it comes to advertising. By 2016, ... Read More »

The Reddit Revolt Shows How Broken Reddit Is

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The #RedditRevolt, #TheDarkening, AMAgeddon, Blackout 2015. Whatever you call it, there has been a storm raging over at Reddit over the last day. If you slept through the drama, you can read our news write up here (and the followup here), but I’ll give you the cliff notes. Victoria Taylor was a popular Reddit employee whose main job was coordinating AMAs (Ask ... Read More »

Follow Up – #TheDarkening, Reddit’s Night of Infamy


Yesterday, major activity centers for Reddit descended into an uproar when the community found out that Victoria Taylor, the Reddit community’s trusted and well-liked AMA mod, had been fired without notice and numerous default subs going private until the situation blew over.  Many more subs voluntarily went dark in solidarity with the default subs who went private, as well as to protest what they ... Read More »

[Updated] Developing: Popular Reddit sub r/IamA, Others Go Private


Earlier today on Reddit, users have alerted all over the site that the immensely popular subreddit r/IAmA went private, along with many other default subreddits that are currently unable to be viewed by non-admins and anyone who isn’t an approved submitter.  Reddit user Diotic currently has posted a running list of “darkened” subreddits that is being actively updated as this situation ... Read More »

Chicago Targets The Cloud: New Taxes on Netflix and Amazon

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Many people are probably aware that the state of Illinois is going through somewhat of a financial crisis at the moment (and being from the state this hits close to home). In that idea, some creative ways to secure income have been introduced over the last several months, and one of them seems to be making its way to the front ... Read More »

The Anti-Harassment Tool Couldn’t Save Him

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A man was “harassed” off Twitter last week. That isn’t a story, because there are plenty of examples of people, men and women, getting “harassed” off Twitter, and their oft-spectacular exits don’t warrant entire articles about them. Read More »

Facebook Messenger Payments now available to everyone in the US


Your moocher friends have one less excuse for you now. David Marcus, VP of Messaging at Facebook announced today (from his Facebook, of course) that every U.S. member can now send money to someone via the P2P now built into Messenger. From his post: Add your Debit Card and pay anyone on Messenger in a few taps. Money goes straight from ... Read More »