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Chicago and the Nation's Best and Brightest

Rahm Emanuel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Rahm Emanuel

The founders of PayPal, YouTube, Netscape and Yelp, who were trained in Illinois, left to start their companies in Silicon Valley. But a new generation of tech talent is staying here, starting new companies and helping to send a signal that Chicago has made a definitive cultural shift.

Joseph Erbentraut

Ambitious Public Transit App Project Plans Next Steps | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.31.2012 | Chicago

Barring a sudden deluge of multi-thousand dollar donations, the Kickstarter campaign to get an unprecedented app focused on nearly every conceivable a...

Siri Founder on Why Chicago Is His Kind of Town

Brad Spirrison | Posted 06.09.2012 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison

With Groupon in SEC purgatory, it may be time to anoint a new poster child for Chicago's growing but still somewhat fledgling tech community. Who's the best candidate? You might find the answer by speaking into your iPhone.

Jen Sabella

Code For America Has Big Plans For Chicago | Jen Sabella | Posted 01.31.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- On Monday, a team of web developers and designers descended upon Chicago with an ambitious goal: to make city government more efficient, tr...

Startup Illinois: Questions Abound

Kathryn Born | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago
Kathryn Born

(In lieu of Governor Quinn signing legislation at Techweek, I need to update this story. In the meantime, I'd like to add, amongst all the rejoicing a...

Is Tech Dead In Chicago?

Brad Spirrison and Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison and Howard Wolinsky

Chicago will never and should never try to compare itself to Silicon Valley, Seattle or any of the other alleged "tech centers" throughout North America. The city's diversified economy is comprised of a completely different kind of DNA.