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Chicago to add 280 electric car charging stations

By Ann Meyer With 280 electric car charging stations to be installed at Chicago-area plazas by the end of the year,  recharging an electric vehicle should get easier, experts said. The development stems from a $1.9 million city of Chicago contract awarded to California-based 350Green LLC, which plans to build a nationwide network of charging […]

Deal site blends Internet and snail mail

By Hallie Busta Chicago startup Bare Deal entered the crowded social buying space in November by doing something Groupon doesn’t: Providing its deals without requiring consumers to pay upfront.  Instead, the company offers discounts free of charge to consumers in the form of a scratch card sent through the mail that’s designed to build loyalty, […]

Internet content is king as users look for trusted information sources

By Ann Meyer — Kristen and Chris Conn didn’t set out to launch a technology business. But when the Evanston husband-and-wife team wanted to help other parents find and buy safe, nontoxic merchandise, they immediately turned to the Internet. The result is MightyNest.com, an online business launched in October 2009 that marries content and commerce […]

Illinois Technology Alliance forms for more `fire power’ in Springfield

Four organizations have launched the Illinois Technology Alliance to lobby for innovation and economic growth in Illinois. The alliance will work to advance the public policy interests of high-tech manufacturing, information technology, biotech and life sciences. “We’re trying to corral the independent fire power of our groups,” said Maura O’Hara, executive director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association. […]

Financial constraints spurred buy-out of local tech company

Facing a software overhaul that would cost him nearly $1 million, Chicago-based Geckotech founder Josh Robbins looked to a longtime competitor and strategic partner for help. Robbins sold the business he started seven years ago to M5 Networks, a larger player in New York last year, seeing the buyout as an opportunity to leverage his […]