News listing

IBM adds Lotus social networking to SaaS

Jun 23, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

At the Enterprise 2.0 conference today in Boston, IBM Corp. announced LotusLive Connections, adding the Lotus Connections layer of social networking tools to its LotusLive software-as-a-service offering. “It’s another natural extension,” said Lotus software general manager Bob Picciano in a phone interview with Mass High Tech. “In LotusLive we provide some things Read more

Category: IBM, Mass High Tech

Sentillion teams with Microsoft on Amalga

Jun 23, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Andover-based Sentillion Inc. reports that it has licensed its single sign-on and context management technology to Microsoft Corp. for use in the software titan’s new health care information management platform. Sentillion’s products will be featured modules to go with Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS) 2009, according to company officials. The SSO Read more

Category: Mass High Tech, Microsoft, Sentillion

Backchannelmedia to expand to New York; R&D to stay in Boston

Jun 23, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Interactive TV technology company Backchannelmedia Inc. will be moving some of its commercial operations to the New York metro area and launching a research and development unit to be based in Boston. The company is making the move as part of its commercialization plan for its Clickable TV technology, which allows viewers to “bookmark” something they see on TV Read more

Category: Backchannelmedia, Digital Media, Interactive TV, Mass High Tech

Brightcove adds Qik mobile video capability

Jun 23, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Brightcove Inc. will integrate its digital video publishing platform with Qik Inc.’s real-time mobile video sharing service, Qik co-founder and vice president of product marketing Bhaskar Roy announced this afternoon in a guest blog post on brightcove.com. Qik, based in Foster City, Calif., allows users to stream live video from their mobile phones to a Read more

Category: Brightcove, Mass High Tech, Online Video

TruFan Swings For the Fences

Jun 23, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Rafe Anderson is moving up into the big leagues. His sports social media network, TruFan, officially goes national today. TruFan grew out of a collection of websites—Sawxheads, Celtsheads, and Blackandgoldheads—which focused solely on Boston teams. Now the national network will include 122 communities for clubs across the country, spanning Major Read more

Category: Digital Media, TruFan, Xconomy

Pubget Speeds Up Science Journal Searches, Provides Marketing Tools

Jun 22, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Ramy Arnaout, a clinical pathologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, believed he and his colleagues were wasting precious time performing Web searches for scientific journal articles. Time would be better spent curing diseases and treating patients. So he developed an application at first to use on his own computer to speed up his online Read more

Category: Pudget, Xconomy

Start-ups stifled by noncompetes

Jun 21, 2009
Publisher: The Boston Globe

In mid-2008, Nabeel Hyatt was hoping to turbo-charge his team at Conduit Labs Inc., a developer of Internet-based games in Cambridge, by hiring an experienced 3-D artist who was working at Turbine Inc. Westwood-based Turbine is one of the state’s largest game companies, with nearly 300 employees. But because the artist was bound by a noncompete agreement that Read more

Category: Akamai, Conduit Labs, EMC, Gaming, Highland Capital, Noncompetes, The Boston Globe

Tech vet Dan Bricklin's new book puts blogosphere in context

Jun 19, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Weighing in at 498 pages (including a 22-page index), there is a definite “thud factor” to Dan Bricklin’s On Technology, a collection based on Bricklin’s blogs on a wide variety of technology-related subjects. Early on, and near the end of the book, Bricklin, co-creator of Visicalc, admits to his obssession with detail: “On any topic, you can explore deeply and Read more

Category: Dan Bricklin, Mass High Tech

Pattie Maes on interfaces and innovation

Jun 19, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

She works in a laboratory where the focus is on how we interact with computers, how we work with information, and how computers and information may sense what we need through things like SixSense, a wearable interface: Pattie Maes, an associate professor in MIT’s Program in Media Arts and Sciences, leads research in human-computer interfaces at MIT’s Media Read more

Category: Mass High Tech, Pattie Maes

Limited funds drive startups to contract hiring

Jun 19, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

If flat is the new up, lean may be the new overweight — and some companies and investors are proving that innovative hiring practices can keep the burn rate down for the next generation of venture-backed companies. Venture investors and entrepreneurs are adjusting to the idea that exits under $100 million are going to be the norm. When it comes to hiring, they’re Read more

Category: Hiring, Mass High Tech