The creators of Cleveland-based Plotter won the social technologies category, and $4,000, at last year’s South by Southwest Accelerator pitch competition in Austin, Texas. At South by Southwest, not having as much money as your competitors can net you a prize. Trina Chiasson’s startup won for doing the most with the least — the best
The center for digital manufacturing that will open this fall on Goose Island will be a national center — not just a resource for Chicago or the state — and is one of many innovative projects to come, a University of Illinois official told the school’s board of trustees meeting Thursday in Urbana. Larry Schook,
A new service is betting you don’t know the odds of getting out of a parking ticket. Fixed is an app that lets you contest a ticket on the spot by taking a picture of it with your iPhone. Enter the violation code, and the app’s algorithm will assess your chances of winning. If you
Wirtz Beverage Group has inked a deal to distribute Diageo’s brands in Canada. A new brokerage, Wirtz Beverage Canada, will be the exclusive national broker for brands that include Johnnie Walker whiskey, Smirnoff vodka, and Guinness beer.
Pizza Hut is testing a do-it-yourself concept that will let customers build their own pizza without getting their hands dirty or needing step foot into a kitchen. Eat-in customers can build their pizzas from the crust up via a touchscreen tabletop.
Boeing Co. will build 16 P-8A spy planes for the U.S. Navy, Reuters reports. The spy planes — based on Boeing’s 737-800 commercial airplane — will replace the Navy’s P-3 spy planes, which have been in service for more than 40 years, according to Reuters.