Mid-term elections took Chicago by storm this week, with
some surprise outcomes along with big sports announcements and tech news:
- In a press conference Monday, the Chicago Cubs
officially announced that Joe
Maddon is taking over as manager.
- Google unveiled a brand new Android version of
the Google Calendar
App. New updates include more seamless email integration, real time event
updates and a new layout.
- Republican candidate, Bruce
Rauner, defeated Democrat Pat Quinn in the race for Governor of Illinois.
Along with a win for Republicans in the President’s home state, the Republicans
now control a majority of the U.S. Senate.
- Tech site CNET announced bold
plans to launch a print magazine in the final quarter of 2014.
is rolling out three initiatives to raise awareness and money to fight the
spread of Ebola. A message at the top of user’s timelines will give them the
option to donate to three nonprofits; International Medical Corps, the Red
Cross and Save The Children. Facebook is collaborating with UNICEF to get
information on Ebola prevention, symptoms and treatment to people in affected
regions. Additionally, Facebook is working with NetHope to boost communications
for medical and aid workers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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