General Electric may have backed off its plans for Boston, but at least it’s not leaving town. A student loan startup in Boston eyes help from Capitol Hill. Deals, fundings, and... Read more »
General Electric is backing out of its glitzy Boston ambitions, selling the land it planned to hold a new 12-story headquarters for 800 employees and instead retreating into the two brick... Read more »
Endeavor Robotics, a military robot-maker based in Chelmsford, MA, is being bought by FLIR Systems for $385 million in cash, the companies announced Monday. Wilsonville, OR-based FLIR said the deal will bolster... Read more »
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Here’s a roundup of the week’s Boston technology news, featuring robots, trade war accounting, self-driving cars, acquisitions, co-working deals, and more.
—SoftBank disclosed in financial filings the $37 million in debt... Read more »
Data backup and storage company Carbonite has bought endpoint cybersecurity provider Webroot in a $618 million deal designed to stitch both together into an A.I.-powered automated cloud security software for devices,... Read more »
Tariffs and uncertainty stemming from President Trump’s trade war with China forced iRobot to pay out $8 million to get its vacuum robots into the United States last year and have... Read more »
Notarize, the Boston-based online notary startup, has hired Elizabeth Graham, a former Wayfair and HubSpot executive, to be its new chief operating officer.
Graham told Xconomy in an interview that her... Read more »
Business contact software company ZoomInfo is being acquired by Vancouver, WA-based marketing technology firm DiscoverOrg in a deal that aims combine the pair’s business and personnel intelligence into a single dataset... Read more »
Your smart home thermostat or doorbell may be freelancing in its spare time.
“They are phoning home to some bad places,” said Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO of Wi-Fi cybersecurity and management software... Read more »
An HQ moves eastward. B2B branches into B2C. Acquisitions abound. And VC funds keep rolling in. Read on for more details on technology news in Boston this week.
—Boston Mayor Martin... Read more »
Data centers’ deepening thirst for electricity has raised alarms over the intensity of carbon emissions resulting from many classes of technology, from cryptocurrencies to social media and cloud storage.
A new... Read more »
There are more than a couple reasons why former Accomplice partner Chris Lynch is relocating the headquarters of his big data startup AtScale from San Mateo, CA, to Boston.
He rattled... Read more »
A work week shortened by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday didn’t seem to slow new capital from venture firms and strategic investors from flowing into Boston technology businesses this week.... Read more »
[Updated 11:41 am ET. See below.] Desktop Metal, a metal 3D-printing company, has raised $160 million in a funding round led by the technology arm of Koch Industries, the multinational... Read more »
The water cooler will see you now.
The beverage engineers at Boston-based startup Bevi are hard at work building a drink dispenser that can call up the finest details of your... Read more »
Nantucket entrepreneurs welcome, and acquisitions abound. There are also new owners, new offices and new money in the bank for Boston-area technology companies this week. Read on for the details.
—Sense,... Read more »
The hardware business isn’t cutting it for CyPhy Works, a maker of tethered drones for everything from military uses to disaster response and the oil and gas industry.
Today, the drone... Read more »
Businesses racing faster and faster to put their data and applications into multiple cloud services will soon have to figure out how to keep an eye on it all. Start thinking... Read more »
[Updated 11:38 AM. Paragraph added.] A bunch of startups started 2019 off on the right foot taking big checks cut by investors that continue the boom from 2018. Read on for... Read more »