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See you on Thursday in Chicago

Some folks I met in Chicago are holding an amazing event at a great place on South Canalport Avenue. This former macaroni factory now builds startups and I’ll be helping judge their pitch-off alongs

Join me at the amazing Blue Lacuna space in Chicago

Some folks I met in Chicago are holding an amazing event at a great place on South Canalport Avenue. This former macaroni factory now builds startups and I’ll be helping judge their pitch-off al

What Apple’s education announcements mean for accessibility

Steven Aquino Contributor Share on Twitter Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined acce

Apple’s “Pencil” now works with its iWork toolkit

Apple is bringing its pencil to the masses. The pencil tool will now work across Apple’s suite of iWork tools — including the popular Pages (document creation) Numbers (its spreadsheet

Follow along live from the Apple education iPad event in Chicago

Apple held an education focused event in Chicago today at Lane Technical High School. CEO Tim Cook took the stage and began his announcements with a nod to the student marches that occurred this week

Late-blooming startups can still thrive

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor US early-stage investment share shrinks as China surges Who gains from Facebook’s missteps? It seems like startup news is full of overnight

2018 VC investment into crypto startups set to surpass 2017 tally

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor What did VCs study in college? Charting the adoption of direct st

Elon Musk’s Boring Company to bid for Chicago airport link project

Elon Musk’s Boring Company, a project that plans to use futuristic underground pods to transport cars across long distances without traffic congestion, is starting to take shape. Fresh from rai

Here are the best startup cities in the Midwest

The American Midwest, to some, is just the “flyover states.” Its tropes -- rusted-out factories, cornfields and calorically dense fried foods at state fairs -- are well-known. However, it’s also

Crunch Report | Chelsea Manning to Be Freed in May

Chelsea Manning is going to be freed this May, Zoom video conferencing raises $100 million, Vine is shutting down -- today is the last day to grab your videos, Google Drive has been experiencing inter

See you tonight in Chicago

See you tonight! We’ll be meeting at 7pm in the MakeOffices space in the Loop. There will be some free beers and chicken sandwiches. We’ll hold a pitchoff at 8pm and close up at 9pm and pe

Let’s meet in Chicago for a mini-meetup

I’ll be in Chicago this week and I’d love to meet some startups. I’m thinking about holding a micro-mini-meetup on Tuesday, July 26 at a location to be determined. Here’s what

5K people turn up to catch Pokémon in Chicago

About 5,000 people showed up at Millennium Park on Sunday for probably one of the first massive Pokémon Go player gatherings since the game was released in the US a couple of weeks ago. Teenagers, ar

Launching at YC’s Demo Day, mRelief has a new tool to make public assistance more accessible

After years of hearing the private sector in the U.S. complain about the inefficiencies of government, investors are beginning to marshall their resources to help solve the problem. And no organizatio

Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

You know the drill. Once a city has spoken with Google about bringing Fiber into their hood, there’s a process for the city to go through. A lengthy one. Checklists. The whole nine yards. Two ne

You’re Not In The Valley Anymore

My friend and fellow investor Jon Lehr of Work-Bench recently wrote a piece entitled “7 Lessons Learned in My First 2 Years as a VC.” Jon and I have known each other since before either of us were

Tastebud Acquires SocialCrunch In All-Stock Deal To Further Its Mobile Push Into Physical Retail

Tastebud, a company that builds mobile loyalty applications for retailers, has acquired SocialCrunch. Both firms hail from Chicago. SocialCrunch was a graduate of TechStars in 2013, raising $785,000

An Interview With Publisher Josh Karp On His Media Funding Solution, Kumbuya [TCTV]

Josh Karp is an idealist. His last venture, the Printed Blog, is a charming, sometimes beautiful example of what can happen when you connect the immediacy of the web with the permanence of print. Now,

Uber Spins Its Latest Variation On Car Rides: DJs On Party Buses In Chicago

Uber is still growing its business as a disruptive (sometimes <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/11/uberalles/">controversial</a>) car service app, but in the meantime it continues to push t

Chicago-Based Bidmyway Launches Hyperlocal Mobile Deals App

<a href="http://www.bidmyway.com/">Bidmyway</a> is a newly launched local deals app operating in the Chicago market. As opposed to being a deals aggregator for more popular brands like Groupon or Livi
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