A little more than a month after Rethink Robotics shut down, a competitor has hired more than 20 of the Boston-based firm’s former employees.
Universal Robots, a Denmark-based maker of... Read more »
Nuance Communications is selling its document imaging division to Kofax for $400 million in cash, as Nuance’s new CEO narrows the company’s focus on its conversational artificial intelligence products and cloud-related... Read more »
It’s hard to say no to $8 billion. Qualtrics, the enterprise software firm that was on the verge of going public, has pulled its IPO in favor of selling to German... Read more »
It’s been a busy week for Wisconsin’s innovation community, with entrepreneurship events taking place statewide for Startup Wisconsin Week (check out highlights on Twitter). Here are some of the other... Read more »
Time to catch up on some recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:
—EatStreet, the Madison-based online food ordering and delivery startup, plans to expand its service to several additional... Read more »
In some ways, the biggest software acquisition of all time could be a yawner.
IBM’s planned $34 billion deal to acquire open-source software maker Red Hat is a hefty price to... Read more »
[Updated 10/29/18, 12:53 pm, with executives’ comments.] IBM has agreed to buy open-source software maker Red Hat in a $34 billion bet aimed at helping it win the cloud... Read more »
More technology startups are embracing the healthcare industry’s increasing willingness to pay for products based on how much they improve health.
One of the latest examples comes from Medisafe, a Boston... Read more »
The blockchain and cryptocurrency industry has produced a lot of hype, but it is still working to deliver practical applications that are widely used by businesses.
One of the startups trying... Read more »
In 2011, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen penned a widely read essay declaring that “software is eating the world.” If he were to write an updated version today, it might proclaim... Read more »
If you had more than $300 million to try and fix the healthcare industry, how would you do it?
For a startup called Devoted Health, the answer involves a combination of... Read more »
Blockchain and cryptocurrency advocates have been waiting for large financial institutions to shed their wariness and begin investing meaningful amounts of money into the emerging technology. The sector may have gotten... Read more »
MIT is making another significant investment in artificial intelligence. The Institute announced Monday that it will establish a new college on its Cambridge, MA, campus—the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of... Read more »
Zendesk is ramping up its investments in Madison, WI, which is home to the customer-service software company’s second-largest U.S. office.
On Friday, San Francisco-based Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN) said it’s celebrating... Read more »
It’s hard out there for nuclear energy startups. Not only do they face daunting challenges in trying to develop more efficient and safer methods of generating power from nuclear materials, but... Read more »
The World Wide Web is at a crossroads.
For all the benefits it has brought society over the past three decades—faster and easier communication, instant knowledge access, a seemingly inexhaustible marketplace... Read more »
Time to catch up on recent Boston-area tech headlines, including a trio of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital deals in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, a new chief technology officer at Monster,... Read more »
[Corrected 10/9/18, 10:09 am. See below.] The recent acquisition of Circulation, a software startup trying to make non-emergency medical transportation more efficient, could offer a glimpse of the next... Read more »
Sense, a Boston-area home energy monitoring startup, has raised $18 million in fresh funding from a group of backers that includes energy and robotics companies.
Schneider Electric led the Series B... Read more »
Rethink Robotics, one of New England’s best-funded robotics companies, has shut down, according to reports by The Robot Report and The Boston Globe.
Rethink, which developed collaborative factory robots, had... Read more »