Archive for October 2010

Interview: Anew Revolution band talks about tech advantages, drawbacks in new album iMerica

Anew Revolution toured through the north side of Chicago for a stop on the Hard Drive Tour with Sevendust last Thursday, October 21st at Joe’s Bar. That date could not have been more ironic given that their new album, entitled iMerica, is a play on the recent trend of American obsession with mobile gadgets and... Read more »

Weekly Social Media and Tech events for week of October 25

It’s the week before Halloween. So where are all of the social media meetups and technology conferences? We’re not quite sure, though they must have been scared away this week because there are none worth listing! There will be many more next week though, so we’d recommend getting some work done on the best Halloween... Read more »

Social Media Tech socials for the week of October 18

This week in mid October is bringing a wealth of different networking and social meetup opportunities for those in a range of industries. From sports, to food, and to technology enthusiasts, everyone is in for a special treat just before Halloween. The Chicago Social Media Club will be joining Search Engine Strategies Chicago, the leading search and social marketing event,... Read more »

New apps to split cost of trips in the city, exploring films at Chicago's festival

TripSplit is a new App developed by Madskills, Inc. (AKA Justin Klubnik) that allows easy tracking and spliting of the cost of trips between friends while traveling. For a very low price of 99 cents, the app supports many locations and currencies throughout the world using a clean and simple User Interface. The “QuickSplit” feature splits bills easily. This app... Read more »

Twitter adds analytics, still in testing: other options with Google Analytics

Twitter adds analytics, still in testing: other options with Google Analytics
Twitter announced back in November of 2010 that it would be releasing an official analytics platform. Well, that analytics platform has still yet to roll out to the general public. They are still undergoing a private beta testing of the analytics tracking features. However there are still several options open to us “general public” people who... Read more »

Chicago's Groupon listed as leader in the private company market with Facebook

Chicago’s Groupon seems to be growing faster than many have realized, according to Website Magazine. The social group power buying company was behind companies such as Facebook in SecondMarket, a private company stock trading startup. Groupon had the fastest growing buy side interest growing 63% in the private company market, with companies such as ZipCar and Pandora... Read more »

Weekly Social Media and Tech events for week of October 11

Welcome to October, where things are still heated! There were many social media and tech related social events last week, so hope you’ve caught some of them. This week offers a smaller selection of events, but still at least one to check out here in Chicago every week. This Tuesday, October 12, from 7:45 to... Read more »

TEDxWindyCity offers a tasty discussion today

TEDx is taking place in the Windy City today, Wednesday, October 6, and it looks to be quite a mouthful of good informative discussions. TED, for those who don’t know, stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and are part of an ongoing series of discussions about creatity and innovative leadership, taking place around different locations nationally. The discussions which usually feature a panel... Read more »

Qualcomm Mirasol display for future E-Readers, tech demo at American Magazine Conference

“Media Tech Connection” had the unique opportunity to preview the exciting upcoming Mirasol E-Reader and tablet display technology developed by Qualcomm on Tuesday, October 5, at the American Magazine Conference. The conference took place at the Fairmont Chicago by Millenium Park in Chicago. The American Magazine Conference is the official annual meeting of the consumer... Read more »

Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times put focus on digital media efficiency at Graph Expo

The Graph Expo at the McCormick Place typically focuses on print technologies. This year, it has begun to place a focus on the changing state of the newspaper industry by introducing a new “Newsprint Pavilion” for this year’s exposition. Newspaper and print industry professionals also had a special panel on Monday, October 4, focusing on reinventing their company... Read more »