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In India, 600 million people live in rural communities, where agricultural instruction is essential. For decades, the Ministry of Agriculture would broadcast how-to videos, but they weren't specific to the vast cultural and ethnic differences within India. The one-size-fits-all approach did not translate across the different farming communities.
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How +Threadless stays creative and how Liquor Lab won use of a +Scion 
You might wonder what a creative entrepreneur like Jake Nickell does when he gets a big idea.
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Vail Systems, a communications software company founded in 1991, got a sleek new downtown space in the fall of 2014. Founder and CEO Jim Whiteley gave Blue Sky a tour of its West Loop office.
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A Chicago-based startup hopes its focus on iPad-based wine and beverage menus will gain traction with eateries looking to boost sales.
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Twitter's latest homepage design was ;revealed Wednesday, keeping the now familiar bird but dropping the actual word "Twitter." The new layout aims to create a broader ;content hub to hook potential new users, gathering Tweets into a curated list of topics instead of popular individual tweets and trending hashtags, as before. ; These screenshots of Twitter's homepage as it evolved since its founding in 2006 are courtesy of the ; Internet Archi...
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With the millennial generation representing 25 percent of the population and more than $200 billion in annual buying power in the U.S., companies from every industry are vying for this generation’s attention. But with so many brands trying to break through and with millennials’ inboxes and news feeds cluttered with content, how do you rise above the noise and ensure your startup or brand isn’t overlooked?
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Interesting thought: What will we do with our free time once our cars drive themselves?
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If the AIM Away Message was the original Facebook status, as some people have claimed, then what are we to make of Facebook's new attempt to reincarnate AIM?
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Several hundred people heard Wednesday from food industry entrepreneurs and business executives on technology, social media, success and more at The Exchange 2015, an annual Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce tradeshow representing small, mid-size and enterprise companies in Chicago.
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+Table8, for business diners, the latest online platform to hit Chicago
A restaurant-reservation platform that aims to get business diners last-minute tables at popular restaurants hits the Chicago market Thursday, joining pioneer OpenTable and newcomer Reserve, among others, in the growing online diner-services industry.
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Elizabeth Colón of +Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions LLC on the demand for face-to-face dialogue
Elizabeth Colón will receive Nawbo Chicago ’s 2015 Woman Business Owner of the Year award on April 27. Colón, president and founder of Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions, has won similar honors from the Small Business Administration, Enterprising Women magazine and the La Raza Spanish-language newspaper. Although a tiny player in the $37 billion interpretation industry, the Chicago-based company exceeded $2 million in revenue ;in 2014. ;C...
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