Built in Chicago: Meet The Technologists Trying To Uncomplicate Auto Insurance

For over a century, shopping for auto insurance has been difficult.

People have to weigh coverage with affordability — which often leads to uncertainty, confusion and stress. Traditionally, it’s been akin to finding a new dentist: Researching other practices then filling out new paperwork is so dread-inducing, it’s easier to just stay with the same practice you’ve been going to. 

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Built in Chicago: 3 Chicago Tech Leaders On How Companies Can Confront Their DEI Challenges

If the past few years have proven anything, it’s that change doesn’t happen overnight. And yet, change is made possible by those who have the patience and grit to pursue it. As police brutality and systemic racism continue to plague our society, the need to enact real reforms has become more important than ever, and it’s influencing the ways in which organizations do business on an internal level. 

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Built in Chicago: 15 Chicago App Developers Revolutionizing Mobile Technology

With over 6.8 billion global cell phone users and counting, the importance of a business’s mobile presence cannot be overstated. Since the days of Nokia’s “Snake” game, mobile apps have grown into a multibillion-dollar industry, powering transactions, media consumption, education, and human connection. For many consumers, the easiest way to access the internet and engage with their favorite brands is from their mobile device — as a result, companies can expect to get a huge leg up on their competition simply by building an effective mobile experience for their customers. 

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Built in Chicago: Weekly Refresh: Zero Hash Raised $5M, M1 Finance Tops $2B In Assets, And More

Peak6 to hire 160 engineers at its first major overseas office. The Chicago-based company will be hiring in Belfast, Northern Ireland at its new office. The fintech and investment company is also hiring in Chicago. [Built In Chicago

Seed CX rebranded to Zero Hash. The cryptocurrency startup was founded in 2017. It also raised a $5 million Series C. [ChicagoInno]

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Air Force Research Laboratory Public Affairs: Air Force, Navy Accelerate Quantum Research With International Virtual Event

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate is spearheading an international alliance of principal investigators across government, academia and industry to accelerate quantum enabling technologies.

Innovare Advancement Center, a partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, New York State; Oneida County, New York; the City of Rome, New York; the Griffiss Institute; NYSTEC; and the State University of New York, announce the 18 research teams from around the world who have qualified for awards for their potentially game-changing quantum research and innovations as part of the live, virtual “Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator.” This global engagement took place Sept. 1-3, and boasted cross-department support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Office of Naval Research.

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WMC Action News 5: Best Life: Telehealth For The Non-Tech Savvy

According to a recent Gallup poll, four in five Americans believe it is risky to go to health care facilities right now. Telemedicine provides a safer alternative, but for some technology challenged people that might not be an option. Ivanhoe has the details on how some doctors are bringing healthcare straight to the patients who need it the most.

COVID-19 has made telemedicine the norm for regular checkups, bringing doctors straight to patients’ living rooms through screens. But not all patients are capable of doing this.

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RE Journals: The Future Of 5G—And Implications For The Supply Chain

While the onset of COVID-19 exposed some vulnerabilities in our ability to deliver goods, wider impacts on the supply chain were calling for necessary advancements before the pandemic hit. Specifically, the move toward 5G will likely improve the implementation of much-needed IT and AI systems to support supply chain management. But, like most things in life, the path to 5G isn’t that simple.

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Chicago Inno: Sony Invests In $5.2M Round For Champaign Medical Device Startup

PhotoniCare, a Champaign startup making ear imaging technology, raised a round of funding as it works to bring its device to market. 

The tech company announced that it raised $5.2 million in a Series A round led by  i2E Management Company Inc., with co-investment from OSF Ventures, Sony Innovation Fund and Dreampact Ventures. 

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