Tag: Chicago

API = Freedom

The Obama for America Campaign took the technology used to run an election campaign a step or two forward—at least for now—by building an API-based platform to manage the campaign. Harper Reed, CTO of the Obama campaign, boiled the reason down to a two-word formula: API = Freedom.
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The Canright Guide to the Pitchfork Music Festival 2012

While looking at the music schedule of this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, we couldn't help but notice that the set times and stages were presented in a format that is less than ideal. It's easiest to plan out your personal schedule--and improvise while at the fest--if you have the acts lined up side-by-side. Most major fests do this, but Pitchfork does not. Well, we just couldn't resist...
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DATA: Open Data, Transparency, and Efficient Markets

Control of information and data equates to control of people and markets. Warnings from Milton to Orwell and the ideological struggle between capitalistic and socialistic market approaches increasingly result in greater wealth and freedom. At Chicago’s Techweek 2011  conference, the evolution toward freedom and away from control  manifested in Friday talks through the benefits of greater access to raw data, whether government data or  [...Continue Reading]
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INNOVATION: Why Groupon is a Perfectly Chicago Company

It’s hard not to read about Groupon, currently the most mediafied of Chicago companies. It’s got a What’s Hot tab on TechCrunch. It’s national burger weekend deals made Crain’s and other media, and it’s one of several pre-IPO companies cited as examples of a new tech bubble. Groupon brings a lot of tech start-up luster to Chicago. All that attention–along with discussing innovation at  [...Continue Reading]
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Notes on China’s Economy Today

Inflation is the top economic concern of the Chinese government, said Kok-Chi Tsim, Managing Director and Senior Relationship Executive at JPMorgan Chase Bank, Chicago. He spoke March 30 at the monthly luncheon of the Economic Development Council of Chicago on “China’s Economic and Business Environment.” The concern for inflation flows from one underlying economic fact: “China is a rich country with still a lot  [...Continue Reading]
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Noteworthy Marketing Links for 03-24-11

The Three Biggest Hurdles for Chicago’s Entrepreneurs Challenge 1: Getting known Challenge 2: Capital to grow Challenge 3: Finding and keeping Chicago talent (Delicious tags: chicagoinnovationeconomy) Marketing as Stortelling A story of the Trapp family lodge (Sound of Music) and its use of social media, with an emphasis on the story writing process. (Delicious tags: marketingsocialmedia)  [...Continue Reading]
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Chicago Payments Information Exchange (CPIX) Group Forms on Built in Chicago Community

The Chicago Payments Information Exchange (CPIX) is live on the Built in Chicago. The group’s purpose is to build on Chicago’s history of innovation in payments and create greater visibility for this financial technology market. Built in Chicago is a fast-growing community that serves as a “resource for digital professionals working to build great web and mobile businesses and mind-blowing user experiences.” For details,  [...Continue Reading]
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