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December 1, 2016 View email in browser

Raise gets scrutiny as bad gift cards trip up consumers

Gift cards provide a way for thieves to quickly and anonymously convert stolen goods into cash, making Raise and other sites useful to theft rings.

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Could Snapchat Spectacles come to Illinois soon?

Could Snapchat’s new Spectacles be headed to Chicago anytime soon? Right now, the company isn’t allowed to sell them here, but that could change quickly.

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Startups say Trump’s immigration plan could hurt them

If President-elect Donald Trump makes good on his anti-immigration stance, it won’t save American jobs, say leaders of Chicago’s tech startup sector.

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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.

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Dolly launches on-demand Christmas tree delivery

If your least favorite holiday memories involve tying a 7-foot tree precariously to the roof of your Prius, this startup may have just the thing.

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SnackPass feeds your cravings while helping nonprofits

A new app out this week from food waste-fighting startup Zero Percent could let users indulge their snack cravings while helping feed the needy.

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