2011 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide

The holiday shopping season is officially heating up. And Friday will mark the annual day of which thousands of people will be trampled at the door of Walmart’s and Best Buys across the country. But fret not, you can avoid the mangling by purchasing online and early. Here are the hottest items that you’ll want... Read more »

Top 5 Features of Google Plus

Top 5 Features of Google Plus
In my last post I wrote about the the top five annoyances of Google+, and why it’s struggling to become the next facebook.  Well, it appears that somebody out in Mountain View read my post. Google Apps Support.  Over the past week Google launched support and integration between Google Apps and Google+, which allows them... Read more »

Top 5 Things to Bring to a Deserted Island...for Bachelors

Top 5 Things to Bring to a Deserted Island...for Bachelors
I’m not sure where this came from, though I was getting some groceries the other day (Costco obviously) and thought about the things I would need to survive on a deserted island. It didn’t take long to come up with this. Don’t judge. ‘Tussin.  A.k.a. Robitussin.  This stuff is believed to have eradicated the Plague.  I... Read more »
Advertisement:

Google Minus: Top 5 Google Plus Annoyances

Google Minus:  Top 5 Google Plus Annoyances
After using Google Plus for a couple of months, I’m actually a big fan.  But I have mixed feelings about it.  I’m a huge fan of the innate viral capabilities, however, there are still some things that need to be ironed out: No Google Apps Support.  My business relies on Google Apps for several applications... Read more »

The Real Reason Steve Jobs Resigned - HTML5?

The Real Reason Steve Jobs Resigned - HTML5?
The announcement of Steve Jobs leaving Apple should be no surprise.  While his personal health concerns I’m sure are serious, it’s no coincidence that he’s resigning during the rise of HTML5–or the end of “apps” as we know it.  Perfect timing Steve!  What would you have to do without approving iPhone apps anyway?  Just kidding, I know you’re... Read more »

Reality Show Being Shot In Chicago Now CASTING

ATTENTION: Anyone With a Great Idea! Reality Show Being Shot In Chicago Now CASTING ATTENTION: Anyone With a Great Idea! Do you have a revolutionary idea? Does your idea have the potential to become the NEXT BIG THING? If so, we are looking for you! A new reality show being shot in Chicago is in search of entrepreneurs,... Read more »
Advertisement:

2015: Top 5 Tech Blog

Dear Ed: You’re reading this note that you wrote to yourself from the year 2015, so stop reading all those other technology predictions and focus on this one because it’s the real deal.   Also, you start to get a little chubby in 2012.  I only say this because we work really hard to get... Read more »

Does Anybody Work Anymore?

Does Anybody Work Anymore?
I just finished up “Enterprise Social Technology”, a great book by Scott Klososky (@sklososky), which covers concepts and best practices for businesses to use for social media marketing and management.  The interesting part of the book is it was actually created using a crowdsourcing model, a rapidly growing technique to outsource tasks and projects.  Very... Read more »

Top 5 Reasons Why Social Media is Making Us More Honest

Social media is arguably one of the most influential technologies in history.  And while I find myself using it more and more for business, I’m still not a huge personal user (compared to some of my really geeky friends).  This might be due to the national episode that happened to me about a year and... Read more »
Advertisement:

Snow Computing

In a post I wrote last summer on cloud computing, I shared my thoughts on the vague usage of “cloud computing”, within both technical and non-technical audiences.  It’s finally becoming generally accepted that the cloud is more or less a marketing term today.  I like the seasonal approach–perhaps snow computing during the anticipated Snowpocalypse?  We seem... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News

  • Meet The Blogger

    Ed Swiderski

    ABC Bachelorette star and technology enthusiast.

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: