News listing

EMC Opens Research Arm in Cambridge, Joins MIT Media Lab as Sponsor

Jun 24, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

EMC has joined the growing ranks of major information technology companies boosting their R&D presence in Kendall Square, creating EMC Research Cambridge, a small research arm near MIT. It has already moved the headquarters of RSA Laboratories to the new outpost, and has signed on as a corporate sponsor of the MIT Media Lab. The company Read more

Category: EMC, Xconomy

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

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

Boston’s Digital Entertainment Economy Begins to Sense Its Own Strength

Jun 18, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Let’s say you live in Boston and you’ve just hit on a great concept for a cross-media property, with all the attendant merchandising tie-ins: a special-effects-laden movie, a console video game, a comic, a kids’ cartoon, action figures, a novelization, a persistent online world—in other words, the next Matrix or Transformers or Harry Potter. To make Read more

Category: 38 Studios, EveryZing, Extend Media, Visible Measures, Xconomy

Boston Venture Firms Dominate New Mentoring Program for New York Startups

Jun 16, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

If you want to build a program to nurture early-stage startups in New York City through regular meetings with investors, legal and financial advisors, and experienced CEOs, where do you turn for mentors and sponsors? To Boston, naturally. Of the 11 founding members of the new First Growth Venture Network, five—Battery Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Flybridge Read more

Category: Battery Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Flybridge Capital, Highland Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, Venture Capital, Xconomy

Beaumaris Networks Raises $5.3M

Jun 16, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

According to regulatory documents filed today, Waltham, MA-based Charles River Ventures has handed over $5.3 million out of a planned $6.8 million Series A venture round for Beaumaris Networks. The documents, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, list the Waltham-based stealth-mode startup as a telecommunications company. The company’s president Read more

Category: Beaumaris Networks, Charles River Ventures, Xconomy

E Ink Investors May Try to Block Sale to Taiwanese Firm, Keep Company Independent

Jun 16, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

A group of E Ink investors with concerns about Prime View International’s move earlier this month to purchase the Cambridge, MA-based e-paper display company will likely try to prevent the sale when it comes up for a shareholder vote, according to a source familiar with the company. E Ink has roughly 100 separate shareholders; it’s not known how many Read more

Category: E Ink, Xconomy

LogMeIn Hopes to Raise Up to $80 Million in IPO

Jun 16, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

LogMeIn, the Woburn, MA-based startup that makes software for controlling PCs and other devices remotely, today filed updated registration documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealing how much stock it hopes to sell in its planned initial public offering, and at what price.The company plans to offer 5 million shares of common stock for sale, while Read more

Category: IPO, LogMeIn, Xconomy

And the Winner Is…New England Innovation, at the MITX Technology Awards

Jun 16, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

The Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange, an organization of 7,500 New England professionals in the Internet and digital marketing and advertising fields, handed out its yearly Technology Awards for the sixth time last night. Meant to celebrate the local companies who are bringing the most innovative technologies to bear on real business Read more

Category: Affinnova, Crimson Hexagon, Ember, EveryZing, LogMeIn, MITX, Netezza, Oco, Pixily, ScanScout, SCVNGR, Swaptree, Turbine, VidSys, Virtual Computer, Wordstream, Xconomy