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OurStage Raising More Funding In Quest For Profitability

Jul 12, 2009
Publisher: TechCrunch

Indie music discovery service OurStage decided to fill me in on how well they’re doing as a startup in the difficult online music business, and I was quite amazed to see how much they’ve progressed over the years. On a financial level, the company has fantastic prospects; they expect to hit profitability sometime next year if all goes well. That should Read more

Category: Consumer Web, OurStage, TechCrunch

State helping to shape US efforts to digitize health records for all

Jul 12, 2009
Publisher: The Boston Globe

Almost 50 years ago, a Harvard-educated president gave voice to a lofty ambition: to send men to the moon before the end of the 1960s. A collection of brainiacs at MIT and Raytheon designed and built the electronic navigation system that safely guided six Apollo spacecraft to the lunar surface. Earlier this year, another Harvard-educated president laid Read more

Category: eScription, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Nuance, The Boston Globe

Some Pixily User E-mails Released

Jul 11, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

The private e-mail addresses of several hundred customers of Waltham, MA-based Pixily were accidentally shared with other customers Saturday in the aftermath of an Internet routing snafu that left many users unable to reach the document-scanning service for several hours. The breach, in which names intended for the “bcc” line of a customer Read more

Category: Pixily, Storage, Xconomy

Turbulent times cause turnover among venture capital firms

Jul 10, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Since the beginning of 2007, more than 30 investors have left seemingly lucrative spots at New England venture capital firms, a trend that appears to be picking up, a review of Mass High Tech’s venture industry database has found. The game of musical chairs at the senior level — mostly general partners, but a few senior principals and venture partners Read more

Category: Mass High Tech, Venture Capital

Turbulent times cause turnover among venture capital firms

Jul 10, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Since the beginning of 2007, more than 30 investors have left seemingly lucrative spots at New England venture capital firms, a trend that appears to be picking up, a review of Mass High Tech’s venture industry database has found. The game of musical chairs at the senior level — mostly general partners, but a few senior principals and venture partners — has Read more

Category: Eric Hjerpe, Jo Tango, Kepha Partners, Mass High Tech, Sim Simeonov, Vinit Nijhawan

EMC, Cisco form dependent ties to each other in Mass.

Jul 10, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

In March, on the day Cisco Systems Inc. announced it was entering the server market, the company posted a YouTube video championing its impact on future data centers. The head cheerleader: EMC Corp. chief executive Joseph Tucci. “Without a doubt, Cisco is one of EMC’s most strategic partners,” Tucci said in the video. Indeed, EMC (NYSE: EMC) has Read more

Category: EMC, Mass High Tech

The Browser Geolocation Wars: Skyhook’s CEO on Why Google Maps is Misreading Your Location

Jul 10, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Yesterday Google announced that the “My Location” feature familiar to anyone who’s used Google Maps on a mobile device—the little blue button that shows you your position on a map—is now available to people accessing Google Maps from their laptop or desktop computers as well (as long as they’re using the latest versions of the Firefox or Chrome browsers). But Read more

Category: Google, Skyhook Wireless, Xconomy

EMC, Cisco form dependent ties to each other in Mass.

Jul 10, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

In March, on the day Cisco Systems Inc. announced it was entering the server market, the company posted a YouTube video championing its impact on future data centers. The head cheerleader: EMC Corp. chief executive Joseph Tucci. “Without a doubt, Cisco is one of EMC’s most strategic partners,” Tucci said in the video. Indeed, EMC (NYSE: EMC) has Read more

Category: EMC, Mass High Tech

Text marketers aim to lower frustration for mobile phone users

Jul 10, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

In “How to Irritate People,” the 1968 television special written by British comedian John Cleese, an obsequious waiter (fellow Monte Python player Michael Palin) interrupts diners incessantly, fussing over every detail. Boston entrepreneur Josh Bob has had to figure out how to prevent his restaurant-business customers from doing something Read more

Category: Mass High Tech, Mobile, Textaurant

CEO Phillips out at Marathon Technologies

Jul 10, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Marathon Technologies Inc. has replaced CEO Gary Phillips, the company reports, and CFO Dan Sullivan is serving as interim CEO while the company recruits a replacement for Phillips. Phillips joined the Littleton-based maker of fault-tolerance software in 2005, shortly after the company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Previously, Read more

Category: Marathon Technologies, Mass High Tech