May 17, 2017

05/17/2017: Chicago’s growing reputation as a tech powerhouse

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Google's developers conference I/O kicks off in San Francisco today, and while many of the announcements are geared toward, well, developers, they can provide hints about what consumers can expect down the line. Some stuff it looks like we'll be getting: a new Android operating system and hands-free mobile payments. Plus, we'll explore Chicago's growing prominence as a tech hub and one food startup that's found a home there: the meal-delivery service Tovala.

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Food startup Tovala finds a home in Chicago

May 17, 2017
The Windy City is becoming one of the top tech destinations in the U.S.
Working in Tovala's test kitchen, chef Alexander Plotkin plates one of the company's meals.
Jana Kasperkevic/Marketplace

Google’s developers conference I/O kicks off in San Francisco today, and while many of the announcements are geared toward, well, developers, they can provide hints about what consumers can expect down the line. Some stuff it looks like we’ll be getting: a new Android operating system and hands-free mobile payments. Plus, we’ll explore Chicago’s growing prominence as a tech hub and one food startup that’s found a home there: the meal-delivery service Tovala.

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