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Uber is testing an on-demand staffing business in Chicago
Uber Technologies is developing an on-demand staffing business called Uber Works, and the tech giant has been testing the service in Chicago. Uber Works would provide events and corporate functions with temporary workers, such as servers or event staff, according to a source familiar with the project.... […]
Google opens its first Chicago pop-up store in Bucktown, stays mum on plans for Fulton Market flagship
Google opened a pop-up store in the Bucktown neighborhood Thursday, the first retail location of its kind in Chicago for the tech giant. The pop-up, or the Hardware Store, as Google calls it, is set to run through the end of the year. It showcases the company’s Pixel smartphones, Google Home smart... […]
Boeing's new business seeks to create computers modeled on human brains
Boeing Co. is creating a new unit to focus on technology that's seemingly straight out of science fiction, including super-fast computing that mimics the synapses of the human brain and hack-proof communications links based on applied quantum physics. So-called neuromorphic processing and quantum... […]
Manufacturers adopt robots that help human workers, not replace them. For now.
During more than 25 years as a factory worker, David Young has seen a parade of robots take over tasks he and his colleagues used to do by hand. So Young, a machine operator, isn’t fazed by the sleek new “cobot” – collaborative robot – perched at his workstation at Kay Manufacturing in Calumet... […]
Netflix soars as blistering subscriber growth restores faith
Netflix is growing faster than even its most bullish fans on Wall Street predicted, soothing doubts about its global prospects and sending its already-stratospheric stock higher. After a stumble with its previous results, the world's largest paid online TV network added far more subscribers than... […]
Walgreens will survive Amazon threat, CEO says
Walgreens Boots Alliance Chief Executive Officer Stefano Pessina said it will be easier for his company to move online than it will be for Amazon.com to copy its massive store network, predicting a long future for the pharmacy chain as it strikes new partnerships in health and retail. In a wide-ranging... […]
How to develop your employees in a crazy-busy environment
In our crazy busy schedules within our fast paced companies, our direct reports’ professional development often falls by the wayside in the quest to move faster, get more done, and beat that deadline. This is equal parts frustrating and "Who has time for that?" When you’re moving a mile a minute,... […]
Career lessons from ‘Carpool Karaoke’
One of the most anticipated segments of late-night TV in recent years is “Carpool Karaoke” on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden. In case you’re unfamiliar with the recurring segment, host Corden usually drives around an A-List singer past or present as they sing along to said singer’s... […]
Amazon has 6,000 job openings in the Chicago area, but its job fair failed to draw large crowds
Amazon is hiring more than 6,000 seasonal, part- and full-time employees at its fulfillment centers and delivery facilities in the Chicago area, but a north suburban job fair it conducted Tuesday failed to draw large crowds. Several of the applicants that trickled into the hiring event seemed underwhelmed... […]
Amazon Go is opening two more cashierless stores in Chicago. 3,000 nationwide by 2021? We’ll see.
Amazon is opening two more of its cashierless convenience stores in Chicago — including one that opened Monday. Amazon Go, which sells grab-and-go food items in a store designed to let busy shoppers skip the checkout line, opened its first Chicago location in the Loop last month. It was the Seattle... […]