Amazon narrows list for 2nd headquarters to 20

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has narrowed its hunt for a second headquarters to 20 locations, concentrated among cities in the U.S. East and Midwest. Toronto made the list as well, keeping the company's international options open.

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country.

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State rejects challenge to UI's decision on electronic-records contract

CHICAGO — The state has denied a protest filed by a major software company over a multimillion-dollar contract granted to a rival firm for a new electronic records system at the University of Illinois medical center in Chicago.

Apple's $350B pledge to U.S. includes second campus, hiring 20,000

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the United States that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law.

Illinois Ancestors: Vintage Rockford documents available online

Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter recently featured an article about historic documents at Rockford's Midway Village Museum. Previously, one would need to have an appointment to view such materials. "Now, 1,700 of the most popular historic images and documents are being digitized and uploaded by the museum's staff for your viewing."

Lego plans video games, social network for Chinese children

LONDON (AP) — Toy maker Lego is partnering with China's internet firm Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children.The privately-owned company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, said Monday that the deal would combine Lego's ability to create content with Tencent's distribution reach.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 15, 2018

Being a former denizen of The News-Gazette's copy desk who still chips in when needed, I'm a firm believer in a wall of separation between news and opinion content.

Rich Warren: You can now talk to your toilet

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) prevents participants in the electronics industry from relaxing after the holidays. Press day, reserved for press conferences the day before the official show opens, commenced the circus on Jan. 8 in Las Vegas. While not as crazed as between 1985 to 2005, most journalists and bloggers wear jogging shoes.

Wired In: Iwona Jasiuk

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech entrepreneur. This week, meet IWONA JASIUK, a professor in the University of Illinois Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and part-time faculty member at the Beckman Institute's 3D Micro and Nanosystems group. She might save your bones.