Private equity firm buying Shutterfly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Private equity firm Apollo Global Management is buying online photo publishing company Shutterfly for $51 per share.

Facebook building massive solar farm in Texas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy.

Customs says hack exposed images of travelers, license plates

Customs and Border Protection said Monday that photos of travelers and license plates collected at a single U.S. border point have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack in what a leading congressman called a "major privacy breach."

U.S. submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , a U.S. official said Tuesday.

'Homework gap' shows millions of kids lack home internet

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone?

Siebel tells employees he'll foot bill for online UI master's degrees

Billionaire Thomas Siebel is offering to pay employees at his software company to earn a master's degree in computer science online — from his alma mater, the University of Illinois.

Illinois Ancestors | Marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Thursday, June 6, will mark the 75th anniversary of an important event in World War II: D-Day. That event saw American forces and their allies land on the beaches of Normandy.

Rich Warren | UI professor weighs in on 'toxic chemicals'

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that picture quality is in the eye of the beholder. A month ago, I declared that halon gas as found in a fire extinguisher is toxic. Apparently, toxicity is in the lungs of the beholder. We received this email from a University of Illinois chemistry professor:

Wired In: Alfred Eisaian

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood interviews a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet ALFRED (AL) EISAIAN, co-founder and CEO of IntelinAir, who is a tech evangelist, serial entrepreneur, environmentalist and angel investor. His ideal workers? "Resilient, smart, nice people."

How did you become an entrepreneur?

Artist to perform UI prof's electronic-music composition on 50th anniversary

URBANA — One of the earliest musical works for a computer, "HPSCHD," produced by University of Illinois Professor and composer John Cage, will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Analog Cafe, 129 N. Race Road, U.

The free performance by artist/producer Gary Pini marks the 50th anniversary of the piece's premiere on May 16, 1969, at the Assembly Hall.