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Best Places For Computer Classes In Chicago

From learning how to turn on a computer to setting up a business network, computer classes can help those who need the basics or just want to improve their skills. The Chicagoland area offers a variety of locations for computer classes ranging in price from free to more than $100.


Mayor Emanuel highlights industry partnerships with city colleges. (CBS)

More City College-Industry Parternships Unveiled By Emanuel Administration

The Emanuel administration highlighted new industry partnerships with city college campuses, which are becoming increasingly vocational.


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Wisch: Google Autcomplete ‘Questions’ Chicago’s Sports Teams

Curious about the way that people in different parts of the country stereotype one another, venture capitalist and blogger Renee DiResta recently conducted an informal survey using Google’s quirky autocomplete function.

670 The Score–08/25/2012

A general view at the Motorola booth at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 13 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 140,000 attendees. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Motorola Mobility To Cut 20 Percent Of Its Workforce Worldwide

As many as 4,000 employees around the world are about to lose their jobs with Illinois-based Motorola Mobility.

WBBM Newsradio–08/13/2012

Google Doodle. Credit: Google.

Google Releases Basketball Game Doodle

Looking for a way to significantly waste time while at work?

670 The Score–08/08/2012

Google hurdles doodle. (Credit: Google)

Latest Google Doodle Puts You Inside The Action At Olympics Track And Field

The folks at Google have come up with an Olympian way to waste time at work today.


Ronnell Jones, 23, who was wanted for a double murder in Yonkers, N.Y., in 2010, was arrested in Chicago after police conducted a traffic stop and found him in the back seat with an open container of alcohol and a gun. The officers later conducted a Google search and discovered Jones had been featured on "America's Most Wanted" for the Yonkers murders. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Chicago Cops Arrest New York Fugitive With Help From Google

A fugitive who was featured on “America’s Most Wanted” for a double murder in Yonkers, N.Y., has been found in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2012

The Merchandise Mart (Credit: CBS)

Google Reportedly Interested In Merchandise Mart Space

Industry sources say Google is talking about moving its latest acquisition, Motorola Mobility, from the suburbs to the famous and roomy Chicago building.


A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Google Helping Illinois Businesses Create Websites

Internet powerhouse Google is spearheading a two-day event in Chicago to help small businesses get online.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

Art Institute Of Chicago

Google Art Projects Photographs Works At Art Institute

A robot with 15 cameras in its head has been recording some of most important works at the Art Institute of Chicago for worldwide distribution, as part of the Google Art Project.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

Google Search For Park Ridge Police

Google Lists Wrong Number For Park Ridge Police

The police department in Park Ridge is trying to straighten out its record with Google.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

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Work Styles Across the Country and Around the World

Want two months vacation? A three-day weekend every weekend? An afternoon nap break? Maybe all you need to do is switch jobs…


Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: What Happens To Motorola Workers?

The money boys on Wall Street were all a flutter Tuesday night about the big deal coming down between Google and Motorola Mobility. And the employees of Motorola? The 3,000 employees and their families are worried about their jobs.

CBS 2–08/16/2011

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Google To Buy Libertyville-Based Motorola Mobility

Google has struck a deal to buy Libertyville-based Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion in cash.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

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Chicago Public Schools Launches Back-To-Class Drive

Google and Facebook ads along with text messaging and robo-calls are all part of this year’s arsenal designed to get Chicago public school students back to school on time.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Video Chat: Facebook vs. Google

Facebook recently announced a new partnership with Skype that will allow its 750 million members to connect through video chat.


Illinois Senate Redistricting Map

Senate Redistricting Map Attracts Attention Of Google

Imagine you are supposed to do a big project at work that ends up catching the attention of a famous worldwide company.

WBBM Newsradio–06/10/2011


Report: Groupon Declines Google Offer

The long-rumored acquisition is off, according to the Chicago Tribune, which cited insider sources.



Will Groupon Deals Change If Google Takes Over?

It’s a marriage proposal made in cyberspace, and one of the participants is a Chicago company. Groupon has skyrocketed from startup to worldwide phenomenon. Now Google wants to swallow it up — perhaps for as much as $6 billion.

CBS 2–11/30/2010


Google Makes Offer To Buy Groupon

Chicago-based Groupon could soon be part of the Google empire.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2010