News listing

As Android Fragments, Skyhook Sees Opportunity

Feb 23, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Mobile is a hard space to be in if you’re not playing well with Apple and Google. Few know this better than Skyhook, the Boston-based company that pioneered location tracking technology for mobile phones. Apple stopped using Skyhook’s technology in 2010, and Motorola and Samsung – both makers of...

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Category: BostInno, Skyhook Wireless, Ted Morgan

Venture Capital is Alive and Well, Says NEA’s Dick Kramlich at HBS Conference

Feb 18, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

As Havard Business School professor Josh Lerner thanked the audience to conclude his interview of NEA Chairman and Co-founder Dick Kramlich, the keynote event this morning at this year’s HBS Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference, Kramlich interrupted him. Speaking to a room of hundreds...

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Category: BostInno, HBS Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference, Venture Capital

Who’s Spying On You Online? Abine’s DNT+ Helps You Find Out

Feb 9, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

Ignorance isn’t always bliss. Most web users live in the dark about who tracks what information about them online, but with the launch of Do Not Track Plus (DNT+), Boston-based online privacy firm Abine hopes to change that.  DNT+ is a free browser add-on that blocks websites from sharing information...

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Category: Abine, Atlas Venture, BostInno, DNT+, General Catalyst

CampusLIVE Hits Major Milestone, Crosses One Million Engagements

Jan 31, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

College kids are bored, competitive, really into prizes, or all of the above. That’s my takeaway from the news that CampusLIVE has surpassed one million engagements this month. The company offers a destination for college students to compete against friends and classmates in “challenges” designed...

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Category: Boris Revsin, BostInno, CampusLive

Meet the Newest TechStars Boston Class

Jan 24, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

In rather undramatic fashion, Techstars Boston has just announced the newest class of startups for its spring accelerator program. These 13 lucky startups will work under a strong network of mentors for the next three months in their fancy Boston office in Kendall Square which is shared...

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Category: BostInno, Katie Rae, TechStars Boston

Promoboxx Locks Up Huge Deal with Chevy to Power Super Bowl XLVI Campaign

Jan 20, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

TechStars grad Promoboxx, which connects brands and retailers, has just locked up a HUGE deal with Chevrolet that is sweeter than actually having tickets to this year’s Super Bowl. For the first time ever, Chevy is pre-releasing its Super Bowl commercials through co-branded campaigns, each customized...

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Category: BostInno, Promoboxx

The Echo Nest Partners With Twitter to Integrate Tweets Into Music Apps

Jan 10, 2012
Publisher: BostInno

I once called Somerville based Echo Nest underwhelming and claimed that I have yet to be ‘wowed’ by their music intelligence platform. I was then hit in the face by comments of passionate supporters, a huge Nokia partnership, a Spotify deal and now a Twitter partnership – all in the last three months. Clearly, I spoke...

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Category: BostInno, The Echo Nest

The Rise of The Software Apprenticeship Academy

Dec 29, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

There’s a shortage of software designers and developers. It’s not a potato famine; I think we’ll survive. However, it is a real problem for many tech companies.  Out of necessity springs invention. I’ve noticed lately a common solution to this problem has been independently created by multiple sources...

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Category: apprentice.io, BostInno, Dan Croak, Thoughtbot

5 Social Media Predictions for 2012

Dec 20, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

Typically, I avoid prediction posts for the simple fact that the social marketing and social business space changes so dramatically almost every day. Human behavior is hard to predict and the way we leverage tools and communicate with each other is always evolving. However, after reading a few 2012...

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Category: BostInno, Social Media

I Won’t Sell You on Entrepreneurship, I’ll Make You Realize You Have No Choice: A Chat with Len Schlesinger

Dec 15, 2011
Publisher: BostInno

When asked, “Which schools in the Greater Boston area are direct competitors of Babson College,” President Len Schlesinger responds, “None.” He then points to a cartoon designed by Hugh MacLeod that hangs on a wall in his office and reads it out loud.  “Don’t be the best in the world at what you do. Be the...

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Category: Babson College, BostInno, Len Schlesinger