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Chicago Mayor Takes Tech Recruiting Trip to Illinois Campus

October 1, 2012
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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.
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Moto Mobility's Mart Move Creates a New Tech Hotspot in Chicago

July 31, 2012
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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.
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Former Groupon Employees Countersue Over Contract Terms

January 27, 2012
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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.
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Groupon puts Employees—and Investors—on Notice as IPO Nears

October 28, 2011
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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.
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