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By: David Cancel | November 20, 2013
There’s a simple rule I use when pitching a product or even a company to someone. I call it “No Ands.”  The “No Ands” rule is simple: You have to be able to describe your idea...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 20, 2013
Kash Razzaghi's Fancred launched a new version of its mobile app and brought its fan-sharing platform to the web for the first time today...
By: Gareth Goh | November 19, 2013
A resume is designed to display your past accomplishments in order to make your case for why you will maintain or improve upon, those past accomplishments with the new...
By: Keith Cline | November 19, 2013
We have a two great events planned in December that you won't want to miss!  On December 9th, in partnership with General Assembly, we are hosting a fireside chat with Alexis...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 19, 2013
FWD.us, the immigration reform non-profit founded by Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Mark Zuckerberg, and many other prominent Silicon Valley tech leaders, is in the process of building a bigger presence in Boston...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 19, 2013
Last week, the highlight of TechCrunch's Meetup + Pitchfest had to be Atlas Venture's Fred Destin's appearance and discussion with Jordan Crook...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 18, 2013
Two of the biggest events this week are taking place on Wednesday night. One is flying a little under the radar considering who will be involved, the other has to be one of the most fun events on the VentureFizz Calendar...
By: Sheela Subramanian | November 18, 2013
Ericsson recently released its latest mobility report, and its outlook for global mobile growth is astounding. According to the report, there were 113 million new mobile subscriptions...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 18, 2013
Swirl, the in-store mobile marketing platform company, announced today that they have added former DataXu VP of Business Development, Adrian Tompsett, to their team...
By: VentureFizz | November 14, 2013
Talent on the Move - November 15, 2013
By: Dennis Keohane | November 14, 2013
What makes Boston so special? Events like December's UnPitch...
By: Nick Petri | November 13, 2013
Pitchbook recently released their Q4 valuation and trends report. While the quarterly data is always a bit noisy, there’s one long-term trend I find especially interesting...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 13, 2013
On Friday December 13th, the MIT Venture Capital and Private Equity Club will be holding its 16th Annual Venture Capital Conference...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 12, 2013
Yesterday, Paul English launched Road Wars, which is an iPhone app that aims to improve driving by turning safe driving into a game that features friendly competition...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 12, 2013
With the release of its latest iteration this morning, Fetchnotes, the hashtag-based note-taking system, has created a tool that combines the best of information tracking and sorting with data-sharing and collaboration...
By: | November 12, 2013
Who are the women that are making the biggest impact on the Boston tech / innovation community? Find out in our slideshow...
By: Aimee Gindin | November 11, 2013
We have found over our time working with startups that many have a strong interest in public relations activities, but through their own efforts they’ve found that it...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 11, 2013
This morning, Shuttersong, an app that allows users to add fifteen seconds of sound to any picture, announced a second Seed Round of funding. The latest round of $875,000 adds to the $800K they raised earlier this year...
By: Minh Chau | November 10, 2013
Harvard Business School’s TechMedia Club held its 19th annual Cyberposium technology conference this past weekend.  With so many successful startups at the conference, it was...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 7, 2013
While Twitter dominated the news this week (and rightly so) it was tough for some other interesting news stories to gain some traction. 
By: VentureFizz | November 7, 2013
Talent on the Move - November 8, 2013
By: Elicia Basoli | November 7, 2013
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By: Keith Cline | November 6, 2013
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By: Dennis Keohane | November 6, 2013
Today, RunKeeper is launching a version of its app that takes advantage of the M7 chip's movement detection capabilities...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 6, 2013
In Boston, there is a group of local college students who are taking a different approach to their waning days of academia. They are using an investment fund to back entrepreneurs and businesses based at some of the local colleges...
By: Michael Sheeley | November 5, 2013
I have been working on passive and non-passive mobile tracking for the majority of my career. Up until this point, I have always felt that the majority of all tracking solutions...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 5, 2013
One program that is helping Fresh Tilled Soil become the hub of Boston UI/UX is the Apprenticeship Program, or AUX as they call it, which they started last year and is being run by Geordie Kaytes...
By: Jo Tango | November 4, 2013
Friday was a great day, as I spent it at the MassTLC unConference. It was a fun time to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and learn about some cool stuff...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 4, 2013
Vioby's co-founders, Alec Belfer and Mike Krasner, might have a good handle on the space. They pretty much invented voice recognition over twenty years ago...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 4, 2013
To celebrate Election Day, we wanted to introduce you to Clear Ballot, the local company that is trying to put an end to the inaccuracies and the quaqmire that inevitably seem to be a part of the modern voting process...

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