Tag: technology

Chicago becomes a hot spot for technology entrepreneurs and incubator spaces

According to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, Chicago has recently become home to a number of co-working spaces and incubators, for entrepreneur-types who are looking for places to establish their technology ideas in physical spaces. Pointing to the successes of Groupon and GrubHub, the WSJ article mentioned a list of newly formed... Read more »

Social Media Week ends on a social note with media industry veterans

Social Media Week ends on a social note with media industry veterans
Social Media Week was a success in Chicago, and also around the world. Hosted by the Zócalo Group and The Chicago Tribune, the weeklong focus on social media ranged from discussion topics on mobile applications and the newest technology, to also focusing on how the traditional media (such as radio, TV and newspapers) are currently... Read more »

TechWeek Chicago: I Went To TechWeek

TechWeek Chicago: I Went To TechWeek
On the 7th floor, in a building from the 1920’s, the Chicago tech community got together. It was TechWeek, and if you missed it, here is what you would have witnessed: A relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of places to sit, charge a device or pound out a few tweets. It was simply overwhelming and there was... Read more »
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TechWeek Chicago: Sunday began SPARK startup competition; continues for finalists

Sunday had an emphasis on the theme of e-commerce and profitable startups. Technori hosted an event at TechWeek which began on Sunday called SPARK Chicago, which is a technology startup competition. There was a lot of interest in this event which engaged a total of 46 pitches to 11 companies to create ideas for a... Read more »

TechWeek Chicago: Monday focus on entrepreneurship, startups and Governor Pat Quinn signs new technology bills

Chicago was at the center of the tech spotlight as on Monday, July 25th. Monday at TechWeek was a big day. The day had an emphasis on local Chicago technology startups, and technology companies and educational institutions in general. An early morning panel called Why Chicago is the Best Place to Start a Company, showcased... Read more »

TechWeek Chicago: Saturday rundown and impressions

Saturday at TechWeek in Chicago had a fairly big emphasis on social media and social aspects in apps, games and other digital publishing uses. This unique event brought scores of technology professionals from Chicago as well as from major companies on the east and west coasts. A panel on Social Data was one of the... Read more »
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TechWeek Chicago exhibition and conference

TechWeek Chicago officially kicked off on Friday, July 22nd, and is currently underway. This event is taking place inside The Merchandise Mart  in downtown Chicago and will continue until Monday, July 25th. The TechWeek is an event that showcases technology from local Chicago companies by having several panels and conferences. There are many different angles... Read more »

Introducing Media Tech Connection blog app for Android mobile devices

Screenshot of Media Tech Connector app
Get connected to your tech news with Media Tech Connector! Introducing Media Tech Connector, a new application for Android smartphones that supplies news headlines from the Media Tech Connection blog, and what appears to be the first app available for a ChicagoNow blog. Media Tech Connector will now also provide the top ten technology news... Read more »

High tech Chicago opera takes a unique futuristic approach

High tech Chicago opera takes a unique futuristic approach
Chicago Opera Theater opened a new, high tech themed opera on Saturday, April 2nd. Entitled “Death and the Powers”, the performance utilizes sets and technology developed by the MIT Media Lab. The first performance was held this Saturday at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. The libretto was texted by U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, and with music by... Read more »
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CTA Train Tracker service live

The CTA’s Train Tracker service has finally gone live. Now in a Beta phase, the service couldn’t have come at a better time. It helps commuters know when to leave their warm houses to avoid standing for long periods of time in the snow and cold for a train to arrive. The service so far... Read more »