News listing

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

Why EMC Wants to Build a High Performance Data Center in Holyoke

Jun 23, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Scene: An abandoned brick building along the Connecticut River. The image dissolves, then reforms to show a new, ultra-modern factory in its place. Move to interior shot of computers and server banks. Brilliant academics ponder the future. Highly trained young professionals walk purposefully, the future alive in their eyes. I have no idea whether the scene Read more

Category: Cloud Computing, EMC, Xconomy

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

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

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

For CIOs, it’s less tech, more about business

Jun 19, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

For IT experts itching to occupy the CIO’s office, there have been years when being a technology wizard was enough to get there. The year 2009 is not one of those years. More and more, enterprises value experience in specific business verticals — and some verticals are better than others, said recruiters and executives. IT executives Read more

Category: Jobs, Mass High Tech

Where the high tech jobs are

Jun 19, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

It’s small comfort if you are a professional type standing in line at the local supermarket, hoping for a bagger job. But jobs in the tech sector do exist, and despite forecasts that employment won’t pick up until mid-2010, there are signs of confidence and stabilization among New England tech companies. Defense firms such as Raytheon Co. list hundreds of jobs, Read more

Category: Jobs, Mass High Tech