Technology Community and News

Layoffs. Shutdowns. Uncertainty. As the startup boom deflates, many tech companies face a reckoning. – Chicago Tribune

Around the world, more than 30 startups have slashed more than 8,000 jobs over the past four months, according to a tally by The New York Times. Investments in young…

Coronavirus: Dow down more than 1,000 due to virus threat – Chicago Sun-Times

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 1,000 points as the spread of the new coronavirus threatened wider damage to the global economy. The drop was the worst for…

Get to Know Your High-Tech New Car – Chicago Sun-Times

My sister excitedly told me her new SUV has a cool feature where you just kick your foot under the rear bumper and the tailgate opens up. But when I…

Weekly Refresh: Reverb’s New CTO, Cooked Acquired, and More – Built In Chicago

1871 acquired Illinois Technology Association. The organizations will consolidate the pieces of their programming that overlap. Since both are non-profits, there was no cash exchanged. [Built In Chicago] Dohmen acquired Cooked.…

Meet the 2020 Chicago CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards Finalists – Crain’s Chicago Business

The Chicago CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards honors chief information officers (CIOs) who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. With support from Crain's Chicago Business, ChicagoCIO will honor the…

Abbott integrating blood sugar monitors, insulin pumps • Treatment center enters Chicago market • Meet Lurie’s new CEO – Crain’s Chicago Business

ABBOTT, INSULET PARTNER TO INTEGRATE INSULIN PUMP AND GLUCOSE MONITOR: Abbott Laboratories and insulin pump technology company Insulet are partnering to integrate Abbott's FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology with Insulet's next-generation tubeless system, the Omnipod Horizon Automated Insulin…

Western Conference-leading St. Louis plays Chicago – WGEM

Chicago Blackhawks (27-27-8, seventh in the Central Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (36-17-10, first in the Central Division) St. Louis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Western Conference-leading St.…

As the Start-Up Boom Deflates, Tech Is Humbled – The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past decade, technology start-ups grew so quickly that they couldn’t hire people fast enough. Now the layoffs have started coming in droves. Last month, the…

5G and innovation in the Windy City – Chicago Daily Herald

5G is the fifth generation of wireless communication technology and it's starting to come online in places like Chicago. 5G will connect the way Americans think, live and play. It's…

Technology, growth funds move to front – Pensions & Investments

Growth and technology portfolios dominated the list of top-performing domestic equity strategies for the year ended Dec. 31, according to data from Morningstar Inc.'s separate account database. Five growth and…

Capacity crunch limits tech, health-care specialty investing – Pensions & Investments

Hedge fund managers investing in technology/media/telecoms and health care are attracting the notice of asset owners hungry for the high returns and alpha generation. "Returns catch eyeballs, but institutional investors…

As the startup boom deflates, tech is humbled – Seattle Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past decade, technology startups grew so quickly that they couldn’t hire people fast enough. Now the layoffs have started coming in droves. Last month, robot…