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One Year After Acquisition WHERE Ads Rebrands as PayPal Media Network

May 1, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Boston’s location-based mobile ad network WHERE Ads has today announced it is undergoing a makeover. Just barely a year after eBay acquired WHERE for a cool $135 million, the company will be changing its name to PayPal Media Network. 
“This is much more than a rebrand of our name...

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Category: BostInno, PayPal, Walt Doyle, Where

Meet the 16 Companies Presenting at Betaspring Launch Day

Apr 26, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Tonight, I think it’s safe to say that the center of New England’s entrepreneurial action will be in Providence, not Boston.  This evening is the culmination of Betaspring, the Providence-based 12-week accelerator and part of the Global Accelerators network, a group of accelerators that...

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Category: Betaspring, BostInno

PowerInbox Launches New API, Allowing Any Email Client to Bring Apps Into the Inbox

Apr 18, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

The basic insight behind PowerInbox is pretty simple: email would be less of a nightmare if you could actually do more within it, like follow someone back on Twitter or comment on Facebook. The Cambridge-based company currently offers functionality like that for a variety of email clients but today announced...

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Category: BostInno, Matt Thazhmon, PowerInbox

With Springpad 3.0, My Notebook is Smarter Than I Am. And Prettier Too.

Apr 11, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

My first reaction to Pinterest was that it felt like the internet with all the words sucked out of it, and that’s basically how I still feel. But you can’t deny that the visual organization has some real appeal, and that’s part of why I’m excited about the latest from Charlestown-based Springpad, which launched its...

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Category: BostInno, Jeff Chow, Springpad

Defining Big Data: Angel Investor Chris Lynch Weighs in on the Challenges Behind the Hype

Apr 6, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Just because something has become a buzzword doesn’t mean it’s not a huge deal, and that’s the case with “big data.”  We reported last month that Chris Lynch had stepped down from his position as CEO of Vertica and vowed to fund 20 big data startups, so naturally we reached out to hear...

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Category: BostInno, Chris Lynch

The Echo Nest and Spotify Have Integrated Their APIs to Expand the Future of Music App Development

Mar 29, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

The way we experience music isn’t just changing. It’s being revolutionized. Today, two companies that have worked together previously in spearheading this revolution have announced a new partnership. The Echo Nest and Spotify have integrated their APIs so Spotify app developers...

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Category: BostInno, The Echo Nest

Vivox Acquires Droplet to Bring Video Chat to Your Mobile

Mar 20, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Vivox, a Natick-based voice integration platform focused on the social web, today announced it had acquired Droplet, Inc., which has developed patented technology that enables video chat on mobile networks and is based in New York City.  Vivox has made strides in integrating voice chatting into...

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Category: BostInno, Vivox

BetaBait: The Newest Web Platform That Helps Startups Get Users Before They Even Launch

Mar 13, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Ever since Zuck Dawg made it look super easy to become one of the world’s richest entrepreneurs, everyone and their mom wants in on the action. The result? A lot of startups.  Between developing a platform, raising capital and building a team, it’d be the understatement of the year to say that...

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Category: BetaBait, BostInno

House Passes “On Ramp” Bill to Ease IPO Process for Growing Startups

Mar 8, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Startups seem to be one of the rare subjects for which there is still bipartisanship support in Congress. Just like crowdfunding, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives with support from both parties in November, the House today passed the “on ramp IPO” bill, legislation designed to ease startups’ path...

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Category: BostInno, IPO, NVCA

With New Sponsors & Another $100K to Giveaway, MassChallenge Kicks Off its 2012 Competition

Mar 1, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

The 2012 MassChallenge competition is officially underway! Today, over 200 people attended the official kickoff of the world’s largest startup competition. The event was held at their spacious office in the seaport district. And even though it was rainy out, spirits were high and you could feel the excitement...

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Category: BostInno, MassChallenge