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SecureTips: The Easiest Solution Imaginable to Headphones Falling Out of Your Ears

Jul 12, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

The problem with the white bud headphones stemming from the tops of iPods the world over is their inability to just stay put in the ear. Rigorous exercise or a turn of the head is more than enough to jostle the headphones loose from your hearing holes. It’s not exactly the biggest problem in the world...

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Category: BostInno, SecureTips

Former Yahoo! CTO Joins Shareaholic Advisory Board

Jul 6, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Raymie Stata, former CTO of Yahoo!, has joined Shareaholic‘s advisory board, according to a blog post by the company. Stata resigned from Yahoo! in October and is currently CEO of Verticloud. Shareaholic says it will benefit from Stata’s expertise in big data and cloud computing...

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Category: BostInno, Raymie Stata, Shareaholic

MyReci is Crowd Favorite at WebInno34

Jun 26, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Last night was the 34th WebInno, the quarterly networking event and startup pitch session run by David Beisel. I previewed the main and side dishes for last night’s event here, and of course now the results are in.  Last night’s winner was MyReci, a recipe sharing community, by a large margin. MyReci pulled...

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Category: BostInno, Cloze, ImpulseSave, MyReci, WebInno

Why Impulse Spend When You Can ImpulseSave? Free Mobile Saving Platform Released to the Public Today

Jun 19, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Phillip Fremont-Smith was sitting at his six-year-old daughter’s soccer game when a Groupon popped into his inbox. For a split second, he contemplated, “Do I need a spa moment today?” before he shook his head and realized, “Even here, they can reach me, and I can transact money on something...

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Category: BostInno, ImpulseSave, Phillip Fremont-Smith

Hacking Motivation: A Q&A With Pact’s Chief Scientific Officer

Jun 14, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

It’s a great time to be a lazy person, this I firmly believe. At the intersection of behavioral science — psychology, economics, neuroscience — and technology lies a major opportunity to, essentially, get us off our butts.  Last week I talked to Jason Jacobs of RunKeeper about how he’s thinking

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Category: BostInno, Pact, Steve Driver

TechStars Launches Patriot Boot Camp To Help Veterans & Service Members Innovate & Launch Companies

Jun 4, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

TechStars has just announced an incredibly valuable and honorable new initiative. TechStars Patriot Boot Camp is an intense three day program aimed at educating and mentoring Veterans and service members to innovate, become entrepreneurs and start companies. While the initiatives’ overall goal is to...

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Category: BostInno, TechStars

KAYAK Paddles IPO Back to Private Waters

May 30, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

The IPO seas have been particularly tempestuous for Norwalk, CT-based KAYAK.  After officially filing its IPO documents in November of 2010, KAYAK tread water due to choppy market conditions and inconsistent earnings. Then, two weeks ago, after a positive first quater, the travel website announced its...

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Category: BostInno, Kayak

CoFoundersLab Solidifies Boston Presence with Local Acquisition

May 22, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Crafting the perfect startup team is not an easy task. Even finding a cofounder or just one more person to join your startup is incredibly time consuming. Not too mention the consequences of a wrong-hire can be detrimental to the business almost immediately.  Washington D.C. based CoFoundersLab...

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Category: BostInno, CoFoundersLab, FounderMatchup, Marsh Sutherland, Shahab Kaviani

Kibits Responds to Popular Demand, Releases Android-native App

May 17, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Ask Kibits, and you shall receive. Today the Cambridge-built micro-network app will be expanding its demographics with the unveiling of an Android version (pictured left) of its already-popular iOS software. The main reason behind the expansion? User requests.  The release will be a custom...

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Category: BostInno, Kibits, Matt Cutler

The 8 Lucky Teams Who’ve Made it to the Final Round of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

May 11, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

This year, 215 teams submitted to the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, competing in six different tracks: Mobile, Web/IT, Products & Services, Life Sciences, Energy and the Emerging Markets. After narrowing the pool down to 50 semi-finalists, Managing Directors Alice Francis and Adam Borelli...

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Category: BostInno, MIT $100K