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  • OkCupid user: Premium service matched me with 'dead' profiles

    An Illinois man has sued online dating service OkCupid, saying the company enticed users to pay monthly fees for access to “A-list” dating leads that turned out to be inactive or “dead” profiles. In a complaint filed April 20 in federal court in Chicago, Chad Perkins of North Aurora claimed that... […]

  • Behind the Money: He stepped out of the Pentagon and into venture capital

    Chicago’s top venture capitalists are well-known leaders whose identities often define their firms. But what about those who aren’t on the marquee? Behind the big names, there are principals and associates finding deals, mentoring startups and figuring out how to improve the industry they work... […]

  • He helps brands grow at Rise Interactive, but don't ask about the basketball team

    What's it really like to work at Chicago startups and tech companies? Blue Sky's Inside Job lets people on the ground tell us in their own words.  Evan Lugo, 30, Account Strategy Executive at Rise Interactive Rise is a full-service digital marketing agency. We specialize in three core areas: media,... […]

  • Samsung's Galaxy S8 gives it a shot at reputation rehabilitation

    The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Samsung's newest phones, poised to hit the market Friday, starting at $720. It is a critical launch for Samsung — not only because they are the firm's newest flagship phones, but they also may help erase the bad memory of the (recalled, overheating and exploding) Galaxy... […]

  • The life of an Apple supplier is getting even tougher

    Imagination Technologies Group discovered how fickle life can be as an Apple supplier when it was ditched this month by the iPhone maker. More suppliers may suffer the same fate as the world's largest technology company faces a shrinking number of semiconductor makers and expands into areas that... […]

  • Former Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson is 'relaunching' in the startup scene

    Greg Wasson, the former CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, has chosen startups as his next act. “I’m going to call this my relaunch,” Wasson said, borrowing a phrase he heard from another CEO he wouldn’t name. After investing in a series of startups through a family investment office, he joined forces... […]

  • Speakeasies and forest rooms: 10 spots to unwind in Chicago offices

    When the hustle and bustle of your coworkers becomes too much to bear, these Chicago office spaces have you covered. Features like comfy plant-filled lounges, game rooms and speakeasy-style hideaways offer spots to get away. […]

  • Veteran-run startup Rumi Spice gets chance in ‘Shark Tank’

    The founders of Chicago startup Rumi Spice have been to war. But the thought of facing a panel of celebrity investors had them quaking, said Kimberly Jung, who, along with co-founders Emily Miller and Keith Alaniz, will appear on the May 5 episode of "Shark Tank." "All three of us are military... […]

  • Why it matters that Google Home can now identify you by voice

    Smart home hubs are continuing to evolve, and Google just added a pretty important feature to its own hub, the Google Home. Previously, Home only linked up to the account of whomever set it up first. Now, the device will be able to handle multiple accounts and tell who's speaking to it, offering... […]

  • Instacart expands online grocery shopping to Oak Park, Oak Lawn and Franklin Park

    On-demand grocery delivery service Instacart will be expanding their service area to include three more Chicago suburbs. These additions will make Instacart delivery available to 650,000 more residents in Oak Park, Oak Lawn and Franklin Park starting April 20. The company already delivers to many... […]

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