News listing

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

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

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

Wiggio plans to ease group work online

Jun 19, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Wiggio is a web application intended to make it easier to work in groups online. The company says it was formed in response to the frustration of using several websites and services to perform collaboration functions. The company’s service allows users to share links, calendars and files, conduct polls and conference calls, chat online, and send text, Read more

Category: Consumer Web, Mass High Tech, Wiggio

Keep your sights on the right employers

Jun 19, 2009
Publisher: Mass High Tech

There’s no denying that competition for jobs is particularly fierce right now across all industries. Recent statistics indicate that the unemployment rate is at a 26-year high. Although the economy is projected to be recuperating, most experts predict things won’t really improve until next year. With that said, there are jobs out there, particularly in the Read more

Category: Jobs, Mass High Tech

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