| May 23, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Tony Stark, alias Iron Man, is suave, brilliant, mega-rich and dripping with beautiful women. Sounds an awful lot like Elon Musk, the South African entrepreneurial wunderkind who spent his Tuesday shooting a rocket into space and making a major advance in...
| May 25, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Alibaba Group Holding, the Chinese e-commerce giant that looks a bit like a mash-up of EBay, PayPal and Amazon, plans to pay $2.5 billion to snatch back Yahoo Inc.’s 27% stake in Alibaba.com.
Minority shareholders approved a plan Friday to offer...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Starting next year, PayPal users will be able to use their online payment accounts to shop in more than 7 million physical stores nationwide, because of a new partnership between owner Ebay Inc. and credit card company Discover Financial Services.
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Peter Thiel, a PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor, is launching a $402-million venture capital fund focused on mid-stage companies dealing with major global problems.
He’s calling it Mithril Capital Management.
If that sounds familiar,...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Nothing like a splash of tech/Internet entrepreneur money to pick up the local real estate market.
Making tsunami-like waves so far this year are three Westside transactions:
Billionaire venture capitalist and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel cherry-...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Maybe the attraction is Silicon Beach, the swath of Los Angeles that is home to so many tech start-ups. Or maybe it's just the beach. Either way, Northern California technology titans and wannabes increasingly are sinking money into trophy homes from...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:25 PM
Troubled Yahoo Inc. had a bit of good news Tuesday, reporting first-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street’s estimates despite revenue that was essentially flat.
For the three months ended March 31, the online search company said profit rose 28% to...
| Feb 28, 2012
As with other online businesses, the site promised convenience and efficiency.
With a few clicks of the mouse, one could hire a professional hit man ready to kill "at a moment's notice." On the "employment" section of the site, would-be assassins...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:21 PM
A Tribune investigation of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' campaign finances has prompted the Chicago Democrat to correct a $25,000 error in a federal disclosure, but he has not rectified reports by two of his state committees that are inaccurate or incomplete....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:20 AM
AUSTIN, Texas At its new "Guideshop" in downtown Austin, Bonobos has jeans, sweaters, shirts, suits and its trademark chinos in every size and color that the online retailer sells.
But none of those items can be purchased at the shop.
A customer, either...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Four days of screen time wasn't enough for online shoppers, who are expected to follow a busy holiday shopping weekend with the biggest Cyber Monday sales day ever.
On the first workday after a marathon shopping weekend, consumers were back to browsing...