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 »
Aviation, public utilities, and insurance are among the old-line industries that rely on accurate weather forecasts and monitoring to make crucial decisions for their operations. Now, advances in artificial intelligence and... Read more »
Travel-booking app Hopper is taking a big leap this morning, announcing a $100 million venture funding round.
The Series D financing was led by Omers Ventures. Other investors in the round... Read more »
[Updated 10/1/18, 10:57 am. See below.] In an unexpected move, General Electric has replaced its chief executive just 16 months after naming him its next leader.
GE (NYSE: GE... Read more »
TUGG is getting more ambitious.
Over the past decade, TUGG, which stands for Technology Underwriting Greater Good, has become one of the most visible efforts by employees of Boston-area tech... Read more »
Lots of Boston-area tech news to cover this week, so let’s jump right in.
—Lionano, a Woburn, MA-based developer and maker of advanced battery energy storage products for vehicles and consumer... Read more »
A few months after Amazon announced a deal to acquire Boston-area online pharmacy startup PillPack, another healthcare technology venture is growing its presence here as it attempts to shake up... Read more »
“Digital therapeutics” startups are starting to win more respect—and investment dollars—from pharmaceutical giants. But the two sides are still figuring out how to work together to capitalize on the potential for... Read more »
Marketo almost didn’t get off the ground.
It was 2006, and Jon Miller and his Marketo co-founders were struggling to raise money from investors for their marketing technology startup. Their pitch... Read more »
[Updated 9/20/18, 1:04 pm. See below.] Cybersecurity software firm Rapid7 is rolling out new and updated products geared toward helping customers automate more of their security processes and tie... Read more »
[Updated 9/19/18, 2:08 pm. See below.] It’s time to catch up on some recent Boston-area tech happenings:
—Takeoff Technologies, a Waltham, MA-based developer of robotic systems for grocery order... Read more »
Dan Belcher and Izzy Azeri sold their last startup, Stackdriver, to Google. Now, Google’s venture capital arm has backed the entrepreneurial duo’s latest company, Mabl.
Boston-based Mabl said Tuesday it... Read more »