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TechWeek Wrap-up ’13

Another year, another successful TechWeek. This year didn’t disappoint, with exciting new Chicago startups, enlightening panels, and awesome competitions. Farshore started out the week at the Expo where we heard all about Crowdfynd, tried out Freeosk’s sample vending machine, and tested our physical strength with the nextstep.io mobile app. Also exhibiting were Farshore partner companies Tablesavvy, DigitalGroundUp, Stock Manufacturing Co., PackBack Books, and Robotoaster! Next we moved on to the panels. First, we sat in on an SEO panel. (Did you know that it can take Google 30 days…
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I want to delete my Facebook profile.

At the end of my sophomore year of high school and after much prodding by my best friend, I joined Facebook. I’ll admit I was engrossed, but it didn’t really face any competition. I mean, no one I knew had Twitter and Instagram was still a glint in the eyes of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Five years later, I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest and (kind of) have a blog.   Occasionally, I get asked which I…
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My brush with Internet fame and what Tumblr could do for you

Okay, Internet fame is definitely an overstatement, but I did make it onto BuzzFeed. Back in March, I was doing some online shopping between classes when I came across a video on American Eagle Outfitter’s website. It was supposedly an ad for their latest line of skinny jeans, which they touted as the skinniest on the market. Intrigued, I watched it, only to see a montage of legs and naked butts painted blue to resemble denim. Traumatized, I posted it about it on…
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Oh hi…

My name is Sam Gold, and I’m the newest intern here at Farshore. I’ll be a junior down at Libertyville High School next year. From a very young age I’ve been entrepreneurial in nature, and the opportunity to work with everyone at Farshore was one I couldn’t pass up. I’m thrilled to get started in the Chicago tech scene, and this internship is the perfect way to get involved.   Although I’m just starting out today, I’ve known Farshore and…
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The Internship: Better than Google

Maybe it was just a coincidence, but three days before I started my internship with both Farshore and Dashfire, the movie The Internship was released. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson land internships at Google after losing their jobs as watch salesmen; hilarity ensues. Hilarity might be a strong word (I’d give the movie a B: funny but not hysterical). I left the theater wondering what the next ten weeks would hold. Would the other interns and I be forced to…
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FarShore Design Team Member Recognized for Outstanding UI/UX Portfolio

We are thrilled to announce that one of our newest designers, Matija Šundalić, was awarded for the best UI/UX portfolio by the online design portfolio platform, Behance.  He also won the contest for the logo creation for http://www.zona45.hr recently, the biggest Croatian fashion fair. Matija joined FarShore in March 2013 and has been supporting web and mobile design for many of our clients. We are proud of his accomplishments!   Contact FarShore today to learn more about how our award winning…