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  • AOL could get a new crop of customers

    Do you use a Verizon email account? Pretty soon, that could be an AOL account. Verizon has, since last week, been notifying customers that it is giving up control of 4.5 million customer email accounts and will be migrating those accounts to AOL — a move that may give some flashbacks to the 1990s.... […]

  • Twitter users who swear at politicians might get put in a timeout

    Twitter quietly introduced a new punishment for rule breakers a couple of weeks ago: the timeout. "We've detected some potentially abusive behavior from your account," Twitter's email to users who have triggered the punishment reads. And as a result, Twitter temporarily limits the reach of those... […]

  • Major security flaw means you have to change your passwords again

    Security firm Cloudflare disclosed late Thursday that a long-running bug in its security systems may have leaked information, including potentially personal information, from thousands of sites including Uber, Fitbit and OK Cupid. The problem was first uncovered by Google security expert Tavis... […]

  • The SRAM Fulton Market office has a bike track and a repair shop

    The global homebase for elite bicycle part-maker SRAM is a two-wheeled commuter’s dream. The office — housed in the 1K Fulton building with Google and Sandbox Industries — has a bike track for testing products and plenty of space for tinkering with parts that could ride in the next Tour de France.... […]

  • When it’s time for startups to set up HR

    If the sexual harassment controversy at Uber tells a cautionary tale for startups, it’s don’t wait until you’re in trouble to have clear employee policies and practices. The blog post that software engineer Susan Fowler wrote about her experience at Uber got the attention of Jeff Judge, co-founder... […]

  • GE Healthcare moving hundreds of jobs from Barrington to Chicago

    GE Healthcare says it's moving hundreds of jobs, primarily in technology, from Barrington to Chicago.  The General Electric subsidiary, which announced last year it was moving its headquarters from the U.K. to Chicago, plans to move its Barrington operations to the downtown office where GE Transportation... […]

  • Fred Hoch steps down as CEO of Illinois Technology Association

    Fred Hoch ⇒, the CEO of the Illinois Technology Association since 2005, is stepping down from that role, he announced in an email to community members on Wednesday.  Julia Kanouse, most recently senior vice president of membership and marketing, will take over as CEO, he said. She previously served... […]

  • Zeke Emanuel, mayor's brother, joins board at Chicago-based VillageMD

    Zeke Emanuel, the older brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and an oncologist who helped craft the Affordable Care Act, has joined the board at Chicago health care company VillageMD. Emanuel will advise VillageMD, a management services company for health care providers, on expanding its network... […]

  • Putting students to work inventing for U.S. military

    The U.S. military usually develops its advanced technology in classified labs staffed by gigantic defense companies. But as the Pentagon looks for new ways to reach out to Silicon Valley, some unexpected characters are getting a shot at the action. The Defense Department's Hacking for Defense program... […]

  • New Uber offense alienates more people the company needs

    Uber has done it again — offended users, that is. After a former engineer said she had been sexually harassed and discriminated against while working at the company, some riders who had been on the fence finally decided to #DeleteUber. But Uber also may have alienated another key group: talent... […]

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