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Boston Tech Watch: IBM, DataXu, Accion, Yottaa, CoachUp & More

[Updated 10/19/18, 5:08 pm. See below.] Rumors of a Boston adtech sale, a top-level departure at IBM’s Watson Health business, more cash to boost A.I. startups, and Boeing backing a space propulsion company dominate the Boston-area’s tech headlines from the week. Read on for more. —Boston firm DataXu is working with a New York investment […]

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Vinod Khosla on A.I., Health, and the Future of Working (or Not)

Entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made big headlines almost six years ago when he wrote a blog post called “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?” In it, he said medicine needed to be reinvented and he predicted a new era in which artificial intelligence might replace most of the functions that doctors do now—and do it […]

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Mayo Clinic and Boston Software Maker Add Qrativ to Busy A.I. Sector

This story is part of an ongoing series on A.I. in healthcare. Artificial intelligence systems have become a trendy, but useful means of extracting meaning out of the troves of scientific research and clinical data that institutions produce every year. Startups from San Francisco to Boston have launched with the goal of helping pharmaceutical companies […]

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Watson Health and Broad Institute Team Up for $50M Cancer Collaboration

IBM Watson Health has been inking some big partnerships lately. Today the Cambridge, MA-based division of Big Blue said it has formed a five-year, $50 million research collaboration with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. IBM is footing the whole bill and contributing other resources as well. The organizations are teaming up to study […]

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Biotech Roundup: CRISPR’s 1st Trial, IPO Insiders, Zika & More

It’s a week for the history books. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union last night, triggering worldwide financial fears and, perhaps, a breakup of the U.K. itself. Closer to home, Cleveland (pictured) celebrated LeBron James & the Cavaliers’ historic comeback that brought the city its first sports title in over 50 years. […]

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See Boston’s Newest Innovators & Influencers this Wed. at INFLUX

It is just two days to Influx, our big multidisciplinary event showcasing set for the afternoon of June 22 at the Science Museum. There is still time to grab your tickets at our Procrastinator’s Special rate, which ends tomorrow. So get them now and save $80. We have an incredible lineup—covering everything from the future […]

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Startups: Get Free Tickets to Influx on June 22, Thanks to NEVCA

Our big June conference Influx is just three weeks away. The event was inspired by the influx of newcomers to the Boston innovation community—and we have an amazing array of fresh faces and new companies taking part. But we’d also love to have an influx of startup companies in attendance—and now, courtesy of the New […]

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Saver Rate Ends Today for INFLUX—Grab Your Tickets Now

You’re already planning on attending INFLUX, so why wait any longer to buy your tickets? We’re lining up some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs, investors, and visionaries who are new to the Boston innovation scene—or blazing fresh trails. Join us for an afternoon of spotlight talks, fireside chats, and panel discussions that will delve into […]

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Agenda Live For Influx—Event Welcomes Boston’s Innovation Newcomers

Every June, Xconomy holds a big Boston event looking at the region’s innovation future. This year is no different, but some big changes are in the air for the Boston tech and life sciences communities—and we retooled our event to explore them. This year’s event is called Influx. It takes place on the afternoon of […]

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Join GE, Watson Health, Akamai, and More at INFLUX on June 22

Big companies and innovative startups call Boston home. That’s pretty much always been the case. But now we’re about to see a step change. With GE moving into the Seaport, IBM Watson Health moving into Kendall Square, Dell mega-merging with EMC, and other giants setting up R&D operations (or otherwise expanding their presence), Boston’s profile […]

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