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Friday, May 29, 2015 1:10 PM
  • Forest Park entrepreneur’s new website links up those seeking a space with those who have one

    If there’s one word that best describes the genesis of new technology advances, it would be “need.” For Forest Park resident Devin Bates, it was his need to find a decent parking space that led him to develop his new website, ShareASpot.

  • It’s likely you’re not familiar with the name Telefonix. But it’s likely you’ve encountered the Waukegan-based company’s products at some point in your life; maybe when you were at a store looking at a smartphone that was tethered to a retractable cable, or when you made a call from an in-flight phone en route to a business meeting.

  • Mobile applications have made the way we do business — from ordering a pizza to sealing a sale deal — more efficient and easy. Businesses have taken notice, and, according to a recent survey conducted by Vernon Hills-based IT solutions provider CDW, they’ll be spending much more on apps over the next few years.

  • In the quest of enlighten the public and garner more interest in science and technology, STEM-based organizations are turning to comedy and the arts to make the seemingly daunting subjects more appealing to the masses.  The Chicago Council on Science and Technology  has brought on local comedian Aaron Freeman as its first “artist in residence.”
  • Downers Grove-based mobile app developer Lextech Global Services was among 15 Illinois tech companies that were a part of a state-sponsored delegation attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in early March. 
  • Robotics and automation will accelerate in global manufacturing over the next decade. But smart businesses knows that success won’t come from replacing humans with machines; it’ll come from getting the best from your human and robot workers together. 
  • ILLINOIS - The Illinois tollway may collaborate with the private sector on a federal program testing so-called connected vehicles that issue warnings about crashes, road conditions and sloppy drivers. 
  • A Long Grove-based hospitalist group has partnered with a Volo IT firm to develop an app that provides a secure method of texting medical information between doctors, as well as between doctor and patient. 
  • The latest of the convergence of technology and machine will be on display during the 107th Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 14-22 at McCormick Place in Chicago. 
  • Like technology itself, the trends in marketing and social media are also evolving as the way or reaching customers — both current and potential — continue to diversify. Here are what some local marketing experts see as the main trends for the industry this year. 
  • Two years ago it was all about the cloud. Last year it was all about big data and going mobile. What will be the big technology trend for business in 2015? 
  • Lisle-based Molex Inc. is investing in the growing wireless power charger market by partnering with NuCurrent, a Chicago-based developer of wireless power antenna technology. 
  • It started with discussion following the tragic school shooting. That discussion led to the development of a security system that two Elgin business owners hope will prevent future Sandy Hook-type tragedies.

  • There’s a lot of data about you and your company out on the Internet. And if you deal in e-commerce, your livelihood is dependent on data from you and your customers. But who really controls that data, and do you have the trust that those who control it are using it in the proper manner? 
  • Motorola Solutions’ new Symbol TC70 is a handheld computer that looks and operates like a smartphone. And it won’t bend if you put it in your pants pocket.

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