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Chicago Inno: Chicago Tech Hubs Unite to Source Coronavirus Solutions

Chicago tech hubs and accelerators are coming together to find ways to fight the ongoing coronavirus crisis. mHUB, MATTER and 1871 revealed a website this week that’s aimed at recruiting ideas to fight the illness. The organizations said they plan to tap into their networks of industry experts, entrepreneurs and software developers to source ideas, including local […]

Government Technology: AI-Enabled Tech Could Soon Help the TSA Pinpoint Biohazards

Professors in electrical and computer engineering are using machine learning to build a robust system to alert authorities to airborne biohazards as travelers pass through TSA security checkpoints. Assistant professor Dr. Jie Huang and visiting professor Dr. Rex E. Gerald II, their lead graduate student Chen Zhu, and assistant research professor Dr. Qingbo Yang are […]

Chicago Tribune: Chicago Companies Beef Up Video Conferencing, Cybersecurity As Coronavirus Prompts Race To Work From Home

Businesses often have a contingency plan — a Plan B — in case workers can’t get to the office when there’s a power outage, natural disaster or extraordinary circumstances, like in Chicago last winter when a polar vortex plunged temperatures far below zero. But few companies expected their backup plans to be deployed for a […]

Chicago Business Journal: Cameo, Other Chicago Startups Make Forbes’ Best Startup Employer List

Twenty-two Chicago startups have been listed on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best Startup Employers, with Cameo coming in at No. 19 — the highest-ranked Illinois company on the list. The list, published Tuesday, is compiled based on the evaluation of 2,500 American businesses with at least 50 employees. The list included 500 companies, which were ranked […]

WBBM: Made In Chicago: Cameo

Want to send a customized birthday message from Gilbert Gottfried? What about a Superbowl Party invitation from Mike Ditka? You can choose from 20,000 celebrities on Cameo, but the Chicago-based internet phenomenon began more modestly. View full article in WBBM.