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Join Xconomy for Our 8th Annual Napa Summit, June 13-14

Google. Amazon. Genentech. Those are some of the companies you’ll hear from at this year’s Napa Summit, the Xconomy Retreat on Technology, Jobs, and Growth. This is our most special event of the year—the eighth year we’ve held it—and it’s limited to about 100 VIP guests. We’ll tackle big trends, challenges, and opportunities in areas […]

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Lovepop Unseals $12.5M to Grow 3D Pop-up Greeting Card Business

Investors are enamored with Lovepop, the technology-enabled, pop-up greeting card startup. The Boston-based company announced Wednesday it received a $12.5 million investment led by Highland Capital Partners. Greeting cards aren’t a traditional venture capital-backed business, but Lovepop’s backers say there’s an opportunity to shake up a large market that hasn’t seen much innovation over the […]

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Boston Tech Watch: Google, Visible Measures, Smack, PlacePass & More

[Updated 3/28/17, 9:02 a.m. See below.] This week in Boston tech, we’re tracking new venture funds, the latest startup investments, the end of the road for some local companies, and more. Read on for details. —Southern New Hampshire University and Rethink Education—a White Plains, NY-based firm that invests in education technology companies—have launched a $15 […]

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Boston Holiday Tech Watch: GiveHope, LovePop, Samsung, IBM & More

‘Tis the holiday season, and in this week’s roundup of Boston-area tech news, we’re covering funding for a pop-up greeting card startup and an initiative that encourages people to, instead of giving gifts, donate to nonprofits that support causes considered at risk after Donald Trump’s election. Meanwhile, in non-holiday-themed news, we’ve got a local nanotech […]

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Boston Tech Tidbits: C.A. Webb, DraftKings, Onapsis & More

[Updated, 8/28/15] A smattering of technology startup and VC news around town as summer winds down: —New England Venture Capital Association head C.A. Webb is leaving the organization as of Aug. 31 to start a new venture firm. She will be working with Michael Skok, formerly of North Bridge Venture Partners, and John Pearce, formerly […]

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Boston Investors Back Adored’s iBeacon App, Mobile Loyalty Vision

Location-based marketing and loyalty programs are things that our kids will probably take for granted someday. The only question is how annoying and intrusive they will be (the programs, not the kids—well, never mind). A young tech startup called Adored, based in Manchester, NH, has just raised a $2.3 million seed round to get ahead […]

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Mobile Madness 2014: The Photos and Trends

In honor of our sixth annual Mobile Madness conference, here are six takeaways from Wednesday, to go along with photos from the event: 1. “Mobile” is redundant. Possibly no one under the age of 25 uses the word. 2. The rest of us should be more specific when we say “mobile.” Do we mean smartphones? […]

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Mobile Madness Is This Wednesday: 8 Startup Tix Left to Give Away

Our annual spring mobile event, Mobile Madness 2014, takes place this Wednesday afternoon. We’re coming down to the closing stretch when it comes to buying tickets—and if you are at a startup company, it’s the last chance to snag a free ticket. That’s because last week MIT Sloan Executive Education and The Martin Trust Center […]

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MIT Sloan Buys 20 Tickets for Startups to Attend Mobile Madness—Claim Yours Now

With just under a week to go until Xconomy’s annual Mobile Madness conference, MIT Sloan Executive Education and The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship have stepped up in a big way—purchasing 20 tickets for those at startups wishing to attend the event. Anyone wishing to claim one of the tickets should write right away […]

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Twitter, PayPal, & Fiksu at Mobile Madness 3/19: Here’s the Agenda

We are coming down the home stretch in preparation for Mobile Madness 2014: The Next Disruptors. It’s all happening in two weeks—Wednesday, March 19—at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, MA. We are getting pumped. The full agenda is here. There have been some changes to the speaker lineup. In addition to keynote chats with Jason Jacobs, […]

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