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Templeton launches OhSoWe to help neighbors help themselves

By Ann Meyer Serial entrepreneur Chuck Templeton is out to counter conspicuous consumption and build community with the launch of OhSoWe.com, a website designed to match neighbors’ needs with nearby resources. Templeton recently used the site to borrow a neighbor’s cooler and camp stove for the weekend.  The site also could be used to find […]

Experts offer advice on iPhone tracking file

New research indicating iPads and iPhones routinely collect and store data on users’ whereabouts has some people concerned about how the information could be misused, the Sun-Times reported.  “It’s on any machine you’ve synched with your device. It can also be easily accessed on the device itself if it falls into the wrong hands,” wrote researchers […]

Groupon adds female Google exec as COO

Groupon adds female Google exec as COO

Groupon has hired Margo Georgiadis, vice president of global sales planning and technology at Google, as its new chief operating officer, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. Georgiadis will take the place of Rob Solomon, a former Yahoo marketing executive who last month announced plans to leave Groupon to return to Silicon Valley. Georgiadis, who currently oversees […]

Chicago-based singles business seeks to bring e-dating community offline

By Roger Riddell — Medill News Service — By taking its events-oriented approach to the Internet with a new website launched this month, Chicago-based Social One hopes to deliver a winning formula that’s different from existing online dating sites. Joining an already crowded online dating marketplace, the site (www.SocialOne.com) plans to differentiate itself by matching members […]

Accessibility complaint against universities points to larger business issue

By Ann Meyer — As a sculptor who has been blind since birth, Chicagoan Stephen Handschu can weld steel and cast bronze. But using common software applications is often another matter. “The more the world switches to interactive technology, the less accessible the world is to me,” said Handschu. He surmises it’s an even greater […]