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Rentabilities puts Cook brothers' matchmaking idea to rental market

May 25, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Andy, 23, and Alex, 25, are brothers and founders of Boston-based Rentabilities, an online marketplace for rental businesses, and a developer of rental processing and management software. Education: Both brothers earned bachelor’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The entrepreneurship experience... Read more

Category: Alex Cook, Andy Cook, Mass High Tech, Rentabilities

SocialSci’s Noel aims for a better way to do scientific research

May 25, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Leon Noel, 22, is founder and CEO of SocialSci, a Cambridge firm working to bring scientific research online. Education: Yale University. Investors: LaunchCapital, angel investors. His first startup: List Full of Hope, a reverse Craigslist for people seeking hand-me-down or donated items, at age 19. Getting started: When Noel started SocialSci, he was a senior at Yale, and he was tired of it... Read more

Category: Leon Noel, Mass High Tech, SocialSci

MassTLC: Local mobile sector employs 30,000

May 13, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

In a report released at its spring meeting in Cambridge today, the Mass Technology Leadership Council said that the Greater Boston mobile technology sector now employs 30,000 people in 400 companies. The industry association’s Mobile Cluster conducted the study of employment at the various companies. MassTLC said in a press release that Massachusetts has “created... Read more

Category: Mass High Tech, MassTLC, Walt Doyle, Where

PeerTransfer starts college payment funds exchange system

May 4, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Cambridge firm peerTransfer Corp. has added a new feature to its international funds transfer offerings – peerTransfer Education, which enables foreign students to pay for their college costs from their home country in their native currency. PeerTransfer was launched in 2009 by CEO Iker Marcaide, who wanted to come with a way to eliminate the high... Read more

Category: Iker Marcaide, Mass High Tech, peerTransfer

Skyhook lands early win in Google suit, as motions get denied

May 4, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Skyhook Wireless Inc. has received good news in its suit against search giant Google Inc., with the Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday denying Google’s request for a motion to dismiss the case for a summary judgement in the case. According to a court document, Justice Judith Fabricant issued the order that states, “the Motion to Dismiss or, in the Alternative... Read more

Category: Google, Mass High Tech, Skyhook Wireless

Highland Capital's Maeder: Innovation today is in the business model

Apr 27, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Highland Capital Partners co-founder Paul Maeder has established a track record as an investor in sectors such as information technology, cleantech and robotics, and as an inventor, having helped develop several medical devices. Named a Mass High Tech All-Star honoree in 2008, he was more recently elected chairman of the National Venture Capital Association... Read more

Category: Highland Capital Partners, Mass High Tech, Paul Maeder

EBay acquires Where Inc.

Apr 20, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Where Inc. has been acquired by eBay, the company announced in a post to Twitter this morning. The acquisition is set to close at the end of the current quarter. 

An unnamed source generally close to the deal confirmed the acquisition amount at $135 million. Cathy Chui, a company spokesperson for eBay would not confirm the dollar figure in a phone interview... Read more

Category: eBay, Mass High Tech, Walt Doyle, Where

Sharma shifts responsibilities at Vivox

Apr 19, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

As recently as last month, Sharma was representing Vivox on a panel at the third annual MIT Business in Gaming Conference held at the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston. He was on a panel titled “Rhythm, Motion and Immersion: How Technology is Changing Gaming.” Last October, Sharma represented Vivox on a panel at Becker College during a day-long... Read more

Category: Mass High Tech, Monty Sharma, Vivox

Vivox to power Facebook voice calling app Bobsled

Apr 19, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Internet-based voice chat technology company Vivox Inc. is going to be providing the back end for a new application in partnership with T-Mobile USA Inc. that will allow person-to-person calls through Facebook – first on a PC or Mac and soon on a mobile device. Natick-based Vivox will use its VoiceEverywhere Service to power the application called Bobsled... Read more

Category: Bobsled, Mass High Tech, Vivox

Carbonite co-founder leaves CTO role

Apr 19, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Carbonite Inc. co-founder Jeff Flowers has stepped down as CTO of the Boston consumer data storage company and will be replaced from within by former architect and manager Eric Golin. Flowers will stay with the company as chief architect, said CEO and co-founder David Friend in an email. Flowers, who is on vacation this week... Read more

Category: Carbonite, Eric Golin, Jeff Flowers, Mass High Tech