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Former Zipcar exec Doug Williams joins RunKeeper's team, as new VP of engineering

Sep 21, 2012
Publisher: Innovation Economy

RunKeeper's Jason Jacobs has an edge over many startup founders: he used to work as a recruiter. So when talented people are looking for their next gig, his grapevine tends to tell him about it. That's how Jacobs connected with Doug Williams, right, who'd served as VP of engineering...

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Category: Doug Williams, Innovation Economy, RunKeeper, Zipcar

Apperian Targets Big Enterprises for Mobile App Management in BYOD Era

Sep 19, 2012
Publisher: Xconomy

If you’re like me, the biggest question about the iPhone 5 is how far you can dropkick it.  Ditto the Nokia/Microsoft Lumia 820, the Motorola/Google Droid Razr M, the Kindle Fire HD…and pretty much every new device du jour. (I’m an equal-opportunity hater of screens—especially screens advertised...

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Category: Apperian, Chuck Goldman, Xconomy

HubSpot plots new acquisitions, says Performable cost $20M

Sep 19, 2012
Publisher: Boston Business Journal

Fast-growing Cambridge marketing software firm HubSpot is "looking at a lot of M&A" as it continues to capitalize on its first acquisition, Performable, which cost the company $20 million, CEO Brian Halligan disclosed in an interview.  Halligan, who said the company is eyeing acquisitions inside...

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Category: Boston Business Journal, HubSpot, Performable

HubSpot Puts an Inbound Twist on ‘Gangnam Style’ & Releases Their Own Parody Video

Sep 18, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Around this time last year, marketing software company HubSpot was spreading the inbound word using nearly 20,000 rainbow stickers and close to 3,000 stuffed unicorns. With a new year comes a new fad, however, and what better way to channel your “Inbound Style” than by creating your...

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Category: BostInno, HubSpot

Miami healthcare IT startup searching for space — and employees — in Boston

Sep 13, 2012
Publisher: Innovation Economy

It's not often that I meet a fellow Miami native in Kendall Square, but Albert Santalo, right, dropped by Voltage Coffee this morning to fill me in on his company's expansion to Boston. Santalo is CEO and founder of CareCloud, which is in the same business as Athenahealth, the public company..

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Category: CareCloud, Innovation Economy

Want More Women to Code? This Meetup Brings Women in To Teach Them

Sep 12, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

The gender imbalance in the startup world, and more specifically the development world, is a frequent topic here and elsewhere. Last week I learned of a new meetup in Cambridge aimed at getting more women to become Ruby developers by simply bringing in women to teach them...

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Category: BostInno, RailsBridge Boston

With iPhone 5 debut expected, Apptopia aims to sell flashlight app rights for $1M

Sep 12, 2012
Publisher: Boston Business Journal

Cambridge startup Apptopia — a marketplace for buying and selling the rights to mobile apps, which is backed by Mark Cuban — has auctioned apps for as much as $11,000 since...

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Category: Apptopia, Boston Business Journal

Boston Startup School’s Shaun Johnson: Seize the Opportunity

Sep 11, 2012
Publisher: Xconomy

With the new school year under way, I thought it’d be a good time to get to know one of the area’s newer educational organizations: Boston Startup School.  As its name suggests, Boston Startup School offers classes to people from all walks of life who are interested in working at a startup...

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Category: Boston Startup Schoo, Shaun Johnson, Xconomy

Secrets of the hiring process

Sep 9, 2012
Publisher: Innovation Economy

In many ways, buyers of lottery tickets have more information about the game they’re playing than job candidates do. They know the odds, and how the numbers will be chosen, and when. That’s not always true when you fire off a resume, or even when you’re invited to interview...

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Category: Compete, Constant Contact, Gemvara, Innovation Economy, TripAdvisor

Dan Weinreb, Boston Computer Geek, Community Figure, Dies of Cancer

Sep 7, 2012
Publisher: Xconomy

We at Xconomy were extremely sad to learn that Dan Weinreb, well-known in Boston’s innovation scene as a computer geek, entrepreneur, prolific commentator on technology, and all around great guy, passed away earlier today after a long battle with cancer. Dan was also an angel investor in Xconomy...

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Category: Dan Weinreb, Xconomy