Stories

By: Susan Johnston | November 15, 2012
As technology introduces more modes of communication such as online chat, conference call, or email, those communication channels can feel increasingly fragmented. Andover...
By: Jesse Waites | November 14, 2012
Lets suppose that you and I are at a restaurant together in the North End. The waiter comes over to us with a menu, and it is up to us to decide what we each want to eat...
By: Susan Johnston | November 14, 2012
Today, social discovery app Spindle graduates out of its preview, which launched in August, and releases several updated features. The iPhone app integrates with Twitter...
By: Rob Go | November 13, 2012
I got this question on a panel last week, and coincidentally, I had a couple folks on Twitter tweet out the same question.  Generically speaking, the question is...
By: Keith Cline | November 13, 2012
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston will be MIT’s 2013 Commencement speaker; Apperian Expands Executive Team With New SVP Global Sales and CMO...
By: Kevin Walther | November 12, 2012
With many of the country’s predominant entrepreneurship institutions located right here in Boston, Northeastern University has transformed in recent years into an entrepreneurial...
By: Dennis Keohane | November 11, 2012
For a period of almost two hours on Friday evening at Microsoft NERD, nervous would-be entrepreneurs pitched ideas that they hoped would lead to victory at this...
By: Susan Johnston | November 8, 2012
With the holiday shopping season rapidly approaching, retail-focused mobile apps are finding innovative ways to harness consumer spending. Among those is Maynard-based...
By: Susan Johnston | November 8, 2012
YouTube is full of funny or insightful comments, but they’re usually buried below the fold and disconnected from the video content itself. That realization prompted Kyle Morton...
By: Fred Destin | November 7, 2012
Story of of the last few years in Venture Fund Land : large institutional investors concentrate money with fewer managers and flagship brands AND / OR find emerging managers...
By: Michael Sheeley | November 6, 2012
I recently read Jack Dorsey's blog post, Let's reconsider our "users".  It is a great post and it reminded me of a post I wrote a few years back and was advised (for whatever reason) not to...
By: Keith Cline | November 6, 2012
Burst and The Sporting News Put Youth Sports In The Spotlight;  Commerce Guys Partners with Yottaa, Inc. to Bring Fast, Scalable and Secure eCommerce Acceleration Service to Drupal...
By: | November 6, 2012
Betaspring is a startup accelerator program based in Providence, RI. This week, their latest class of companies are launching and pitching their ideas to potential investors...
By: David Cancel | November 5, 2012
Based on what I’ve learned from talking to people over the past decade, there is no clearer path to misery than attempting to live the lie that is work/life balance...
By: Susan Johnston | November 5, 2012
As search engines monetize more of their screen real estate, it’s become increasingly tough for businesses, especially small to medium-sized businesses, to generate new...
By: Izzy Azeri | November 4, 2012
You are starting a new software company and you need to put together a business plan. Part of that plan is a budget, and most of the near-term expenses in that budget are...
By: Ryan Oliver | November 4, 2012
In Boston, 1,300-1,600 students drop out of high school every year! In a country where it has become incredibly difficult to secure a job, the lack of a high school diploma and...
By: Crystal Germond | November 1, 2012
This November entrepreneurs and creative minds will be taking over Microsoft's New England Research & Development Center (NERD) (One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142)...
By: Nick Petri | October 31, 2012
With Windows 8’s official release last week, many were shocked by the degree to which the new operating system departed from many longstanding Windows conventions...
By: Susan Johnston | October 30, 2012
Countless software systems control data, but Sudbury-based enterprise software company Vuuch focuses on improving communication and relationships in enterprise resource planning...
By: Patrick Campbell | October 29, 2012
On May 26, 2006 famed VC Fred Wilson posted the following about his favorite revenue model:  "Give your service away for free, possibly ad supported but maybe not...
By: Larry Kim | October 29, 2012
On the heels of Google’s “disappointing” earnings announcement last Friday – they generated a whopping $10.8 billion in advertising revenues in Q3 2012, up 5% from...
By: Susan Johnston | October 28, 2012
As advertising increasingly moves from print to online and mobile, small to medium-sized businesses need an efficient way to make that transition. “If you look at a small business...
By: Aki Balogh | October 28, 2012
In the world of Big Data, there has been a flurry of investments in the infrastructure layer. But activity on the analytic application layer -- i.e. using Big Data tools to solve...
By: Lee Hower | October 25, 2012
The VC industry (both the GP part and the LP part) pays attention to the sector’s returns, but the broader tech ecosystem only occasionally tunes in.  Typically it’s...
By: Dave Broadwin | October 25, 2012
I can’t say how often I have been called the first time an entrepreneur has to fire someone.  BTW, I get that call from seasoned execs as well.  Nobody likes to do it and...
By: Dennis Keohane | October 25, 2012
The six finalists of the FutureM/BzzAgent Shark Tank arrived at Microsoft NERD with a promise that at least $100,000 would be committed by a group of investors that included...
By: Susan Johnston | October 24, 2012
Facebook’s early users posted photos from drunken frat parties and spring break trips. Now that the social media site has come of age, images of a toddler’s first steps or a child’s...
By: Wendy Roberts | October 23, 2012
Mobext, the mobile marketing arm of Havas Digital, is excited to announce their first-ever hackathon event, Swarm, to take place in Boston October 27-28th.  Swarm is also hosted...
By: | October 23, 2012
125 companies participated in the 2012 MassChallenge Accelerator program. Last night, they awarded over $1M in cash prizes to several of the final 26 teams.

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