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  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here.
  • Tech incubator 1871 expanding this summer

    Tech incubator 1871 expanding this summer
    Chicago's largest tech innovation hub is about to get 50 percent larger. In April, the Tribune reported that 1871, a 2-year-old incubator for tech startups, would expand its space from 50,000 square feet to 75,000. On Monday, the state confirmed it will...

    Illinois pledges $12 million to eBay

     Illinois pledges $12 million to eBay
    Illinois has pledged $12 million over 10 years to eBay in exchange for the creation of 360 jobs in downtown Chicago, Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Friday. EBay last year acquired Braintree, a Chicago payment processor for smartphones and tablets. Now...

    Motorola Mobility closing Texas plant

    Motorola Mobility, the Chicago-based company now owned by Google, is closing its Texas plant that it designed to be the center American smartphone manufacturing. The plant has only been open for a year, and already shed more than 75 percent of its...

    Motorola Mobility shows off its new offices at the Merchandise Mart

    Motorola Mobility shows off its new offices at the Merchandise Mart
    Motorola Mobility unveiled its new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart Tuesday morning, showing off its Silicon Valley vibe to about 200 guests and staff. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed the company, which was founded in Chicago in 1928 as Galvin...