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Joseph N. DiStefano writes business stories for the Inquirer, including the PhillyDeals column on Sundays, Mondays and often on other days too, as well as the blog at www.philly.com/phillydeals.
A billion dollars still buys a lot of real estate in Philadelphia. That's how much commercial real estate brokers in the Philadelphia office of Jones Lang LaSalle say they sold here in 2014.
"We want a cool office," said Gabriel Weinberg, founder of six-year-old DuckDuckGo, the Google-challenging search site that promises "Real Privacy - Smarter Search - Less Clutter."