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Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 12:15 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

McDonald's Secretly Serves Up Mobile Pay App

McDonald's Secretly Serves Up Mobile Pay App

Fast food just got a little faster for McDonald’s fans. Read »

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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By Lisa Balde
      

5 Traffic Apps to Help Navigate Kennedy Closures

It's already being called "carmageddon." During the last three weekends in June, part of the Kennedy Expressway will close for major construction at Ohio Street, likely causing massive delays and detours. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Groupon's "Freebies" Goes Mobile

Groupon's

Groupon is upping its couponing game. Read »

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:24 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Are They Here Yet? App Tracks Your Guests' Arrival

Are They Here Yet? App Tracks Your Guests' Arrival

With so many people scheduled to hit the road on Memorial Day, a smartphone app is putting the days of trying to gauge when your guests will arrive behind us. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:45 AM
      

Parking App Lets Drivers Pay Via Cell Phone

Paying the parking meter and displaying a receipt in your car window will soon be a thing of the past. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

New App Offers "Apartment Inspection" for Chicago Renters

New App Offers

Chicago renters can now use an app to determine if an apartment is up to code for their living standards. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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By David Wolinsky

App Shout-Out: Don’t Have a Scanner? Try TurboScan

App Shout-Out: Don’t Have a Scanner? Try TurboScan

A few years ago my printer got busted. Not thinking, I chucked it out instantly. It was $50 and the tray to hold paper was broken off by a cat who lives in my apartment. She’s a tiny five-pound cat, and somehow... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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By Tyler Wilken, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Trading an App's Instant Gratification for its Long-Term Success

Trading an App's Instant Gratification for its Long-Term Success

Groupon spent $613 million on user acquisition over the nine months leading up to their IPO. Unfortunately, most app developers tend to have slightly less cash on hand. From conversations with fellow... Read »

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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By David Wolinsky

What Small Developers Can Learn from “Angry Birds”’ Success

What Small Developers Can Learn from “Angry Birds”’ Success

Once upon a time, “Angry Birds” was just a little-known game on the App Store. Eventually, though, well, I don’t need to tell you about what’s become of the title by Finnish computer game developer Rovio... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Temper Expectations About Your New App

How to Temper Expectations About Your New App

I’ve written plenty of times about what’s involved with building an app or commissioning an outside team to help on that endeavor, but not really much on how to manage expectations when you’re building one.... Read »

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