Salesforce’s Trailhead learning program sees swift uptake by developers
If you visited the Developer Zone at Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference last September, you would have seen a long lineup of devs snaking around tents and fake pine trees amidst the camping-themed floor as they patiently waited their turn to receive …
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Agile project management tool from ThoughtWorks expected in June
be the first product of the global IT consultancy’s new Studios software division launched this month. ThoughtWorks has been using and recommending agile methodologies for about 10 years, and its best practices are rooted in Extreme Programming (XP).
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How Did Groupon’s Rise and Fall Change Chicago’s Startup Scene? Not Much
All this to say: Howerton’s idea of a real technology scene in Chicago doesn’t end with a certain daily-deals company that happened to go public last year. “Groupon was a huge huge success and potentially a huge huge failure,” Howeton said. “That neither …
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Expedia to acquire Orbitz
Expedia Inc has announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Orbitz Worldwide. The online travel agent has taken over Orbitz’s brands for US$ 12 per share in cash, representing a value of approximately US$ 1.6 billion. The board of both companies has …
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Chicago’s Top 5 Tech Hubs
What’s happening here: River North is the cradle of Chicago’s burgeoning technology industry. Besides housing 1871, the city’s flagship tech startup incubator, the neighborhood’s massive office and retail building Merchandise Mart is also home to online …
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Google’s Groupon Bid Said Rejected
Groupon Inc., a Chicago-based Internet-coupon service with more than 35 million users, walked away from an acquisition offer from Google Inc. yesterday, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The proposed acquisition fell through amid …
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Expedia buys Orbitz weeks after acquiring Travelocity
NEW YORK — Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz for approximately $ 1.33 billion, adding to the stable of brands it has snapped up recently in order to extend its reach and keep pace in the fiercely competitive travel-booking industry.
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Will Kevin Willer’s exit impact 1871 and Chicago’s future as tech start-up hotspot?
One of the goals of 1871 was to position Chicago as a newly-emerging center for tech start-ups — something akin to what Silicon Valley was in its infancy many years ago. In December, 2012, some seven months after the launch of 1871, the start-up center …
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