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November 23, 2016 View email in browser

Blue Sky’s 10 top tech gifts for 2016

It’s difficult being obsessed with tech. As soon as you fall in love with your gear, something else comes out to replace it. But we’ve got picks for this year’s best stuff in the trendiest categories.

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Come revel with Blue Sky at Workspring Dec. 1

Join us as Blue Sky Innovation hosts the latest event in its networking series, Blue Sky Social, at Workspring, presented by Gentleman Jack.

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Chicagoan’s company acquired by chemicals giant

A Japanese chemicals giant has acquired the company that makes nonstick coatings for KitchenAid and Calphalon products, and whose CEO is based in Chicago.

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Peapod spin-out ItemMaster raises $7.5 million

ItemMaster, which creates product information tools for food brands and retailers, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding, its investors announced Tuesday.

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She uses her social media megaphone to fight cancer

Before Chicago entrepreneur Katy Lynch lost her mother to pancreatic cancer in 2011, she knew little about the disease, let alone the organ it afflicts.

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Your dating pics stink: What we learned at NowHaus

Online dating was one of many topics tackled by individuals and teams of students during the IIT Institute of Design’s 2016 NowHaus event Friday at 1871.

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