Foodies in New York City may not realize it, but some of the tasty kale, bok choy, and other leafy greens they buy trace their origins to an industrial park in New Jersey. The produce grown by indoor farming startup Bowery... Read more »
Google CEO Sundar Pichai took his turn in the Congressional hotseat on Tuesday, following similar appearances by the chief executives of Facebook and Twitter earlier this year before lawmakers who are increasingly alert to the vast societal impact of Silicon Valley... Read more »
Image authentication startup Truepic said Tuesday it has acquired the intellectual property and software behind San Jose-based Fourandsix Technologies—including Izitru, an image forensics technology licensed earlier this year by DARPA.
Fourandsix (pronounced “forensics”), founded by Hany Farid, a Dartmouth professor and... Read more »
Thinking about Internet-connected devices often brings to mind “smart” home appliances and consumer gadgets.
San Diego startup Sensemetrics is applying that technology to the industrial Internet-of-things sector (IIoT), selling access to its cloud platform to the world’s largest mining companies and... Read more »
Many young professionals like to reminisce about technologies that were popular during their teenage years, like Nokia cellphones and AOL instant messenger. While AIM’s best days seem to have passed, many modern workplaces still use software with built-in chat tools,... Read more »
Many of today’s factories are a far cry from the soot-covered, smoke-belching machine shops of old: The Internet-connected machines talk to one another, compile output and maintenance data, and some accept software updates much like personal computers or smartphones.
But managing... Read more »
Booze delivery app Drizly has raised $34.6 million in a new funding round, according to regulatory filings, nearly doubling the total venture capital the company has taken in since its 2012 founding.
The Boston-based company—which operates an online marketplace for beer,... Read more »
Austin—Dell Technologies is on its way to becoming a public company again. Shareholders of a stock that’s linked to Dell subsidiary VMware approved a plan for Dell to buy out the stock, allowing it to return to the public market.... Read more »
Hubspot is launching a $30 million corporate venture capital fund to invest in promising startups that can boost its marketing platform.
HubSpot Ventures will back companies with software tools that align with the Cambridge, MA-based company’s aim to help small and... Read more »
Nearly two years ago, Versant Ventures used some of its new $400 million fund to set up a drug discovery unit in Europe. The goal was to produce drugs and technology to spin out into independent companies. The first to... Read more »
ASG Technologies, the Florida-based software company backed by activist hedge fund Elliott Management, has upped its offer for San Diego’s Mitek Systems to $11.50 per share from $10 apiece.
Marinus Pharmaceuticals says its treatment for postpartum depression (PPD) is showing encouraging results in a mid-stage study—enough to continue clinical development. But it’s unclear whether the results are statistically significant or enough to make the drug competitive against a Sage Therapeutics... Read more »
Election hacking. Information warfare. Adversarial artificial intelligence. All worrisome topics racing through Steve Grobman’s head these days. But the McAfee chief technology officer seems surprisingly upbeat about the prospects of meeting these cybersecurity challenges—or at least putting up a good fight.... Read more »
Henrietta Lacks’s “immortal cells” contributed enormously to the progression of scientific discovery, but Lacks, a poor, black woman who died from cervical cancer in 1951 months after her cells were harvested, never personally benefited from or consented to the medical research... Read more »