Uber isn’t just changing the way taxi and black-car companies operate.
As the multibillion-dollar car-for-hire juggernaut expands across the country, businesses that serve the old-school, heavily regulated taxi industry are suddenly feeling the... Read more »
[Updated at 3 pm with comment from investor] After years of fits and starts, the mobile payments technology sector is finally getting serious about sifting through the winners and... Read more »
Restaurant checkout-tech provider Leaf, which has been a unit of payments processing company Heartland Payment Systems since 2014, is being shuttered as Heartland looks for a new direction in the fast-changing world... Read more »
Commuters in Washington, DC, could soon be testing one young company’s vision for a data-driven, private bus fleet with high-end flourishes.
Bridj, a Boston-based startup, says it is targeting the... Read more »
Acquia has been billing itself as a “pre-IPO” software company for a couple of years now, but the seller of website-publishing software and services remains private.
That’s not terribly unusual these... Read more »
When MIT wireless-power spinout WiTricity appointed a new CEO last year, the company sent a pretty clear signal about its hopes for the future.
New boss Alex Gruzen, a veteran of... Read more »
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MassChallenge, the startup accelerator program that gives entrepreneurs a head-start without taking a piece of their company, is getting bigger.
The Boston-based... Read more »
We may be in the 21st century, but selling robots to consumers is still not an easy business. Take it from iRobot, a pioneer in at-home robotic helpers.
The Bedford, MA-based company... Read more »
Most startups are in a near-constant battle to stay alive, stretching out their operating cash just long enough to do something worth remembering.
So it’s a little poetic that Proletariat,... Read more »
One of the cool things about running a nuclear energy startup is that, eventually, you get to start testing your designs with real-life uranium.
Sure, it’s depleted uranium at first. But hey, you’ve... Read more »
The Grammy awards are a fun way to unwind, whether you’re into music, fashion, or just good old American spectacle.
For some people, though, the annual awards show is a long... Read more »
For most of Steve Ballmer’s long tenure as Microsoft CEO, the company’s cash-cow applications for white-collar workers were a very effective way to keep people using its PC operating system.
But Microsoft... Read more »
As a kid, Nick Weaver was obsessed with Wi-Fi. His home was one of the first on the block in his Chicago-area neighborhood to get a high-speed Internet connection, and the... Read more »
Super Bowl Sunday is a singularly American gathering where, despite our fragmenting popular culture, millions of people still turn their attention to a shared spectacle of sports, entertainment, and commerce.
Even after all that gluttony,... Read more »
When the snow flies in Boston, just about anything within reach can be drafted into duty as an emergency space-saver for that freshly shoveled-out parking spot. Ironing boards, lawn chairs, and... Read more »
It’s been a dozen years since the original Roomba hit the market, and the floor-hugging autonomous vacuum is still the biggest-selling product for its manufacturer, iRobot.
That hasn’t come without some... Read more »
A key speech scientist working on Apple’s Siri application has left the biggest company in tech to join a secretive new startup stocked with talent from the speech-technology world.
The startup, Semantic... Read more »
After colonizing millions of pockets and purses with smartphones, the tech industry is finally making serious inroads to the home with interactive speakers, smart thermostats, networked camera systems, and—maybe soon—helpful little robots.
That... Read more »
Dogs need groceries, too.
Instacart, the grocery-delivery startup that recently raised $220 million from investors, is taking its quick-turnaround online delivery service beyond the supermarket for the first... Read more »
Massachusetts has joined the growing list of states that are opening up private company investing to people who aren’t already rich, and one online investing startup is already planning to take... Read more »