WBEZ | Wailin Wong http://www.wbez.org/tags/wailin-wong Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Remembering Apple innovator Steve Jobs http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-06/remembering-apple-innovator-steve-jobs-92899 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-06/Steve Jobs.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Apple co-founder <a href="http://www.apple.com/" target="_blank">Steve Jobs</a> revolutionized the personal computer, smartphone and music industry. The man who brought the world the <a href="http://www.apple.com/ipod/" target="_blank">iPod</a>, the<a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/" target="_blank"> iPhone</a> and even Buzz Lightyear<a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/steve-jobs-has-died-92877" target="_blank"> died Wednesday</a> after a years-long battle with cancer at the age of 56. Many consumers and competitors hung on his every word since the mid '70s. The <em><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com" target="_blank">Chicago Tribune's </a></em>business reporter, <a href="http://bio.tribune.com/wailinwong" target="_blank">Wailin Wong</a> spoke briefly to <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>about the innovator who sparked a cultural transformation.</p><p>On Friday, <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>will talk more about the impact of Steve Jobs on the industry and how companies like <a href="http://www.apple.com" target="_blank">Apple</a> move forward after the loss of a leader.</p></p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-06/remembering-apple-innovator-steve-jobs-92899 TechWeek expands opportunities for Chicago startups http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/techweek-expands-opportunities-chicago-startups-89701 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-27/Technology.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago continues to prove itself as a city to be reckoned with on the technology front. Companies like <a href="http://www.groupon.com" target="_blank">Groupon</a>, <a href="http://www.grubhub.com/" target="_blank">GrubHub</a> and <a href="http://www.motorola.com/" target="_blank">Motorola</a>&nbsp; raised the city's tech-moxie profile but the next generation of tech start-ups was the focus at <a href="http://techweek.com" target="_blank">TechWeek</a>. The new four-day conference wrapped up Monday at the Merchandise Mart but partner events associated with TechWeek run through Friday. For an overview of the event, including some stand-out moments from its maiden voyage, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/news-media/wailin-wong-PECLB004535.topic" target="_blank">Wailin Wong</a>, business reporter for the <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/" target="_blank">Chicago Tribune</a>.</p><p><em>Music Button: Simian Mobile Disco, "Skin Cracker", from the CD Delicacies, (Redeye)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/techweek-expands-opportunities-chicago-startups-89701 Groupon faces coupon competition from Google and Facebook http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-27/groupon-faces-coupon-competition-google-and-facebook-85733 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-27/Groupon Getty Scott Olson.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.groupon.com/" target="_blank">Groupon</a> is facing a run for its money in the form of two major rivals. On Tuesday, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/blog.php?post=446183422130" target="_blank">Facebook </a>launched a daily deals service and <a href="https://www.google.com/offers/t#%21subscribe" target="_blank">Google</a> also recently jumped into the group-buying game. Facebook has more than 600 million potential coupon clippers: Will the company pose the ultimate challenge to Groupon?</p><p>To find out <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to <em>Chicago Tribune</em> technology reporter <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/news-media/wailin-wong-PECLB004535.topic" target="_blank">Walin Wong</a>.</p><p><em>Music Button: Trent Reznor, "Carbon Prevails", from the CD The Social Network OST, (Null) </em></p></p> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-27/groupon-faces-coupon-competition-google-and-facebook-85733 Are you there, LinkedIn? It&#039;s me, the Aspiring Professional. http://www.wbez.org/ssargent/2009/04/are-you-there-linkedin-its-me-aspiring-professional/7309 <p><p>Every recruiter, consultant and job expert says the same thing: Maximize networking sites!</p> <p>Whether it's Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, <a href="http://www.brightfuse.com/" target="_blank">BrightFuse</a> or MySpace, put up your resume and connect with prospective employers and like-minded professionals. If you already have a job, do the same; head hunters troll sites like LinkedIn looking for talent (a friend of mine was contacted by a recruiter after he saw her profile).</p> <p><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/chi-wailinwong,0,7614121.columnist" target="_blank">Wailin Wong</a>, who writes the Chicago Tribune's Digital Life column, could not agree more. In <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/chi-thu-digital-life-legal-netwoapr09,0,247556.column" target="_blank">her article today</a>, Wong praises the virtues of professional networking sites. She mentions the traditional avenues--like those listed above--and also draws attention to the demand for industry-specific sites. She notes that there are already social networks organized around specific industries including law, information technology and the airlines.</p> <p>During our coffeehouse last month, many of you expressed an interest in gathering with other individuals in your specific field. This could be a way to do it. If you're a lawyer, an aspiring lawyer or an out-of-work lawyer, the LexisNexis-run <a href="http://www.martindale.com/" target="_blank">Martindale-Hubbell</a> can help you find other lawyers in your area. I can't be certain what's out there for other fields, but it would definitely be worth your time to find out.</p></p> Thu, 09 Apr 2009 09:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/ssargent/2009/04/are-you-there-linkedin-its-me-aspiring-professional/7309