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In the fourth quarter of 2015, Illinois companies had posted 34,906 job openings for technology workers.  In the first quarter of that same year, the number was 54,000.  The dip in numbers does not mean much; what matters is the extremely large number of workers needed in the technology sector, including those who can [...]

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Apple Acquires Tech Analytics Start Up LearnSprout

On February 17, 2016 By rmcleod

2015 was the biggest year ever for mergers and acquisitions. According to Dealogic 4.7 Trillion in deals were made during the of the year, including 63 deals worth $10 Billion or more. While 2016 is just beginning, some deals this year are highlighted not by the acquisition cost, but instead the potential for future growth or [...]

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Privacy Concerns Plague Education Apps

On April 10, 2015 By Kelsey Zottnick

The app world appears poised to disrupt the education industry.  Countless start-ups, fueled by billions in venture capital, are scrambling to capture schools’ attention. At first glance, these companies offer innovative ways to engage students in the learning process. For instance, adaptive learning apps for subjects like math calibrate lessons to individual learning patterns. Other [...]

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On June 18 of this year, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Institute for Creation for Research Graduate School (“ICRGS”) against the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Judge Sparks found that the Board did not engage in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination by rejecting the school’s application for a [...]

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