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The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transform

Amazon’s cashier-free Go store opens in Chicago

Now that Amazon’s proven the efficacy of Go with a trio of Seattle locations, the retail giant is starting to open up its cashier-free Go stores at a steady clip. New York and San Francisco are alre

Managing the music business from a mobile phone, Jammber is making the industry sing

The music business is littered with stories about songwriters or studio contributors and session musicians who never get the credit — or money — they’re often due for their work on h

ShipBob brings in $40M to help e-commerce businesses compete with Amazon

ShipBob has raised a $40 million Series C to assist small direct-to-consumer e-commerce businesses with streamlining the fulfillment process, so it's possible for them to maintain a well-managed inven

Canters restaurant royalty raises $9.5 million for Ordermark, a takeout order management service

Alex Canter knows the restaurant business. The scion of Los Angeles’ famous first family of the deli business — the owners of the eponymous Canters restaurant — Canter has been in th

Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected

The Wing is bringing the physical world it's created for professional women through its co-working spaces to the digital world, with the launch of a social networking app, slated to become available

24 IRS phone scammers sentenced

Finally, a little justice for the scammers who prey on the unsuspecting. Twenty-four more phone scammers have received prison sentences of up to 20 years for fraud and money laundering. The extent of

Elon Musk has new plans to tunnel into Chicago

If you’re planning to fly into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport at some point in the future, you might be pleasantly surprised by the transit options. The city struck a deal with Elon

Israeli autonomous technology developer Innoviz is entering China’s car market

Innoviz, a developer of light-detection and ranging technologies for computer vision and autonomous vehicles, is getting a toehold in China, the world’s fastest growing auto market, through a pa

Amazon’s cashier-less Go stores are coming to Chicago and San Francisco

Amazon is looking to open more of its cashier-less Go stores across the United States and it looks like San Francisco and Chicago will be among the next cities to get them, according to new job postin

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 The accessibility of the iPhone XS Max At Apple’s

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 Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers It seems like startup news

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 International growth, primarily in China, fuels the VC market tod

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
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