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7 October ’14, 02:49pm  Follow CyArk, a nonprofit organization that’s setting out to create a digital archive of the world’s heritage sites, has gained a valuable ally in the form of Microsoft. Microsoft has partnered with CyArk to build an all-new online portal to showcase the planet’s treasures. CyArk is looking to digitally document 500 heritage sites within five years, […]

HomeDining & DrinkingArts & CulturePolitics & City LifeReal Estate & NeighborhoodsStyle & ShoppingHome & GardenTravel & Visitor’s GuideVideoBest of ChicagoMarketplace & ClassifiedsSubscribeNewsletters The city’s drop in crime has been nothing short of miraculous. Here’s what’s behind the unbelievable numbers. By David Bernstein and Noah Isackson Published April 7, 2014, at 9:36 a.m. It was a balmy afternoon last July when […]

REUTERS/Rick Wilking Warren Buffett, the third-wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes. When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 pages a day. Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.  “Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that […]

In December 2012, GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru traveled to Washington DC to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations Workshop on Social Media and Conflict Prevention, hosted by the Council’s Center for Preventive Action. Other speakers included Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Frederick Barton. Kalev’s speech surveyed an array of projects he is involved in that blend social […]

Health workers responding to an Ebola outbreak in Guinea had no maps to go on, so they turned to the internet for help WHEN doctors working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) arrived in the West African nation of Guinea last month to combat an outbreak of the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever, they found themselves working in an information vacuum. Accurate […]

HomeDining & DrinkingArts & CulturePolitics & City LifeReal Estate & NeighborhoodsStyle & ShoppingHome & GardenTravel & Visitor’s GuideBest of ChicagoMarketplace & ClassifiedsSubscribeNewsletters The city’s drop in crime has been nothing short of miraculous. Here’s what’s behind the unbelievable numbers. By David Bernstein and Noah Isackson Published today at 9:36 a.m. Share  /  It was a balmy afternoon last July when […]