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BTN LiveBIG: Illini app gives kids something to chew over

The only thing more difficult than getting kids to make healthy dietary choices is holding their attention in a classroom. The new “Food for Thought” app, a project developed at the University of Illinois, might help children do both. Emma Mercier, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at Illinois, designed “Food for Thought” with a team of researchers. The technology aims to help kids make more environmentally friendly decisions with what they eat, as well as provide a window into how today’s youth analyze data. “Over the course of nine months, we really tried to look at what would be

BTN LiveBIG: Born-in-Wisconsin business broadens universe of mobile apps

When Max Lynch and Ben Sperry met in Kindergarten more than two decades ago, the Internet was still largely a novelty, and mobile phones were only used to make calls. Lynch and Sperry formed a friendship there that has lasted to this day. Both of them went to the University of Wisconsin and, after graduating, they started a company in Madison that helped facilitate a technology revolution that few would have foreseen when they were learning their ABCs and 123s. Now 27 years old, Lynch and Sperry founded Ionic (then called Drifty) in 2012 with the aim of making development