Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking Chicago tech to Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 2, joined on the road trip by representatives from some 40 of the city's tech companies, including Boeing Co., BrightTag Inc., Cleversafe Inc., Google Inc., Groupon Inc. and GrubHub Inc.
Google's plan to move Motorola Mobility Inc. from the suburbs into the city's largest office building cements the River North neighborhood as the center of a tech scene that has been gathering momentum for a decade.
The countersuit, filed Jan. 25, reveals an increasingly testy relationship between two high-profile Internet players: Google, the king of search advertising, based in Mountain View, California, and Chicago-based Groupon, the leader in the new online-advertising business with daily deals.
The Chicago-based website offering deep discounts on local businesses has been more aggressive in doing performance reviews, starting earlier this year. It raised quotas and began holding employees more accountable to those targets and forcing out those who couldn't hit them.