Uber has become an intensely admired, sometimes reviled, and fabulously wealthy company in just a few short years by sticking to an uncompromising playbook.
When it wants to expand into a... Read more »
We know that the most important company in tech has been growing its office in the Boston area as it continues to build a speech-recognition engineering team on MIT’s doorstep.
Now,... Read more »
A new year means a bunch of new deals to catch up on around the Boston-area innovation sector, including secretive new companies from notable executives, an acquisition, and fundraising for several private companies:... Read more »
If you think Internet speeds could be faster in the U.S., you’re not imagining things.
The latest rankings of global Internet speeds by digital traffic company Akamai have the U.S. once again absent... Read more »
Now that the old standby debates in mobile have been largely sorted out—iOS vs. Android, apps vs. the Web—it’s time to find new areas for rapid growth and change in... Read more »
Anyone who’s driven around Boston quickly confronts its twisting, colliding, narrow streets, an unapologetically old-world system that somehow embodies the city’s charmingly abrasive style. How people got around before GPS, I’ll never... Read more »
It’s not clear how it happened. But following a massive leak of stolen Sony information—blamed on North Korea after the company filmed a movie about assassinating Kim Jong Un—the reclusive communist... Read more »
The entrepreneurs behind one of the biggest corporate buyouts in Boston’s technology sector are getting their team back together with a new startup whose name hints at the region’s critical role... Read more »
Startups are raising money, a small developer shop has been acquired, and the split-up of a venture capital firm motors along in this collection of recent deals around the Boston-area tech sector:... Read more »
Ask any app developer about their most soul-crushing experience, and you’re likely to get a story about user reviews.
No matter how powerful or elegant you think the product is, a... Read more »
An interesting cross-section of companies have reported new private investment in recent days around the Boston area, including startups that deal with digital security, clean energy, and medical data:
—Predilytics,... Read more »
Our latest innovation conference, Tech Agenda 2015, was a ton of fun. Some of the brightest people we’ve ever assembled delivered the latest insights from a wide range of innovative industries, including e-commerce,... Read more »
Formlabs, a 3D printer startup that makes high-end devices targeted at professional designers, has agreed to pay 8 percent of its net sales to much larger competitor 3D Systems in order to settle a patent... Read more »
Mobile-tech startups Uber and Lyft have been operating “ridesharing” services illegally in Boston since 2013. City officials say they’re ready to end that run, but they’re hoping to incorporate the popular... Read more »
Polaris Partners’ latest venture fund, announced last week at $450 million, looks like a solid reward from its investors after a string of initial public offerings for its portfolio... Read more »
Polaris Partners, a Boston-based venture capital firm with heavy historical ties to MIT’s biotech research labs, has raised $450 million for a seventh fund.
The new fund is slightly larger... Read more »
When we started recruiting speakers for Xconomy’s Tech Agenda 2015, we had a few major goals: Assemble a group of top-notch leaders that represents a healthy cross-section of innovation happening... Read more »
One of the Boston area’s most active entrepreneurs has found a buyer for one of his startups.
Dave Balter’s Smarterer, an online job-skills testing service, has been acquired by Utah-based online... Read more »
Our big year-end innovation conference, Tech Agenda 2015, is coming up fast—the afternoon of Dec. 2, at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology in downtown Boston.
So consider this your fair... Read more »
What do you do for an encore after your big public debut is widely mocked in the press? For local home-service startup Alfred, the answer is apparently to keep plugging... Read more »