Tag: technology

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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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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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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Noteworthy Links for 09-07-2010

Over-the-top success of Groupon signals new Chicago tech formation “Our investment has created a home for thousands of new jobs and has helped shine a national spotlight on Chicago as a technology leader,” [Chicago Mayor Richard M.] Daley said. “The fast-growing technology field is an essential part of our plan to make Chicago the most competitive destination in the world for new businesses and  [...Continue Reading]
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