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  • She helps sales teams find the right people with GrowthPlay

    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. Sarah Oremland, 32, Senior Consultant on the Organization Effectiveness and Talent Consulting Team for GrowthPlay We’re a sales effectiveness consulting... […]

  • Android co-founder has a plan to cure our smartphone addiction

    During a recent outing to a fancy restaurant, Andy Rubin spotted an all-too-familiar tableau: a couple on what seemed to be a first date taking pictures of their food and then losing themselves in their smartphones for the next 10 minutes. Rubin is partly responsible for this antisocial behavior;... […]

  • Hollywood, Apple are said to mull rental plan, defying theaters

    Movie studios are considering whether to ignore the objections of cinema chains and forge ahead with a plan to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters, according to people familiar with the matter. Some of the biggest proponents, including Warner Bros. and Universal... […]

  • Can taking eclipse photos damage your smartphone?

    There’s a saying in the photography world: “The best camera is the one you have with you.” For many Americans, that means that as the eclipse rolls overhead Monday, they’ll reach for their smartphones. But just as staring at the eclipse could cause permanent eye damage without special protection,... […]

  • How Google Home and the Amazon Echo give a new twist to the home phone

    The death of the landline has been well-documented for years, as cellphones have become the primary phone for the majority of Americans. But now, thanks to tech companies' obsession with the smart home, the home phone is making a comeback.Well, sort of.Google has announced that starting Wednesday... […]

  • How old is too old for an MBA? Depends what you want.

    Richard Grad was 55 years old and a senior partner at law firm Sidley Austin in Los Angeles when he enrolled in the executive MBA program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Every other week, he flew his Cessna Citation to Midway Airport to attend classes Friday through Sunday,... […]

  • Lyft just opened a new Chicago office — take a look inside

    Ride-hailing company Lyft, operating in Chicago since May 2013, has opened a new hub on the city’s Northwest Side. Designed by Studios Architecture, the open-concept space is roughly 5,000 square feet and will provide training services and support for drivers while also functioning as a go-to location... […]

  • See hipsters lined up outside a new restaurant? This Chicago native's app pays them to be there.

    Pretend for a moment that you're walking through your neighborhood and notice a line of people wrapped around the block outside a newly opened restaurant.Local food bloggers haven't written about the venue, so you assume the trendy-looking crowd must be the result of contagious, word-of-mouth buzz.... […]

  • Obama tweeted a response to the Charlottesville violence. It's now the most 'liked' in Twitter history

    Barack Obama just made Twitter history. The former president tweeted a Nelson Mandela quote on the day of violent chaos in Charlottesville. He included a photo taken of him in 2011 on a visit to his daughter Sasha’s school in Bethesda, Md. With more than 2.8 million likes already, it’s the most... […]

  • How can new ideas help Illinois fix its rickety bridges by 2050?

    Roads and bridges are in bad shape across America, and things aren’t much better in Illinois. While the Trump administration has proposed a $1 trillion investment in repairs and modernization, even that won’t be enough to bring things up to speed, civil engineers say. Paula Wolff, director of the... […]

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