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Dean Kamen: Coptering In to Inspire Crowd at Boston 2034 on June 10

Xconomy’s big Boston 2034 conference is barely a week away. A continent of amazing speakers will be on hand, but one of those you will find most inspirational is Dean Kamen. Among the legendary inventor’s key messages, which I think will ring particularly true to those in Boston’s innovation community: those who are the most […]

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Boston 2034: The Big Agenda for Our June 10 Innovation Conference

We’re just three weeks away from Xconomy’s biggest conference yet: Boston 2034, an all-day look at what it will take to keep New England on the front lines of innovation 20 years from now. In a time of intense change, it’s a topic that will inspire some equally intense ideas and opinions. And we’re planning […]

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Get a Window on the Innovation Future at Boston 2034 on June 10

It’s gotten to be an easy rant—chastising entrepreneurs for not thinking big enough. But that’s plain wrong, especially in the Boston area. New England visionaries have long been tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. Among the efforts underway: Providing clean water for the developing world Bringing Internet connectivity and advanced educational tools to children […]

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Kaufer, Bowles, Halamka Join Boston 2034 Lineup on June 10

It’s going to be the blow-out innovation event of the season. We are hard at work on the agenda for Boston 2034, our biggest conference to date. It’s all happening on June 10 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The idea is to look out 20 years and think about what it will […]

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Learn the Future of New England Innovation: Announcing Boston 2034

What will the New England innovation scene look like in 20 years? What needs to happen for the region to maintain and even enhance its position as one of the world’s great technology and life sciences clusters? What major challenges are leading entrepreneurs and investors today thinking of that will not just create sustainable businesses […]

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One Laptop Per Child CEO: “We Have Achieved Our Goals”

When MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte announced to the world in 2005 that his new One Laptop Per Child initiative would produce $100 laptops for students in poor nations, the resulting hullabaloo—a mixture of shock, skepticism, and enthusiasm—went on for several years. It was impossible to build a useful computer for that price, cynics […]

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Joi Ito Named to Take Over MIT Media Lab

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology news office has confirmed a New York Times scoop today revealing that ubiquitous technology entrepreneur Joichi “Joi” Ito has been named the next director of the MIT Media Lab—an institution famed for giving its industry sponsors, and the outside world, a perpetual window into the future of computing and communications. […]

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Vitality Acquired By Healthcare Investor Soon-Shiong, Looks to Expand Wireless Products for Improving Healthy Behaviors

Cambridge, MA-based health IT firm Vitality announced today that it has been snapped up by a healthcare industry veteran and angel investor, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. The acquisition, whose dollar value was not made public, will help Vitality expand its product line of wireless devices focused on encouraging healthy behavior, and better target insurance companies and […]

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MIT Museum Opens 150th Anniversary Exhibition: A Few Items of Entrepreneurial Note

The MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA, is running a special exhibition, starting this weekend, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of MIT’s charter. The “MIT 150” exhibit showcases a collection of stories and artifacts that represent the institute’s contributions to science, technology, business, education, and society—things like Marvin Minsky’s robot arm, Claude Shannon’s maze-solving machine, J.C.R. […]

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Editor’s Picks: Xconomy Boston’s Top 20 Stories of 2010

With 2010 almost in the books—and a lot of people grounded by the Northeast blizzard—it seems like a good time to take a break and look back at some of Xconomy Boston’s top stories of the year. These are not necessarily the ones that generated the most traffic (although in some cases they did). Instead, […]

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