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Getting Better Answers Faster: Providence Software Startup Dynadec Goes Way Beyond the Traveling Salesman Problem

Jun 15, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Say you’re running an oil company and you operate dozens of offshore drilling platforms. You have a fleet of gas-guzzling helicopters to transport the hundreds of technicians who commute every day from the shore to their rig or from one rig to another—but the numbers traveling and their destinations change every day depending on Read more

Category: Dynadec, HR Apps, Software, Xconomy

German Web 2.0 Clothing Retailer Spreadshirt Finds Boston Fits It to a T

Jun 12, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

When you’re a technology reporter and you stumble across the same startup two or three times in quick succession, it’s the journalism gods telling you to write a story. I first stumbled across Spreadshirt on Tax Day, April 15. (As I’d later learn, the Leipzig, Germany-based startup has been famous among Web-savvy fashionistas for years, but I’m Read more

Category: Consumer Web, eCommerce, Xconomy

Going Goes to AOL

Jun 12, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

AOL, the New York-based Internet portal company soon to be spun off by Time Warner, said today that it has acquired Going, a Boston startup that publishes an online guide to nightlife, music, and cultural events in Boston and 29 other U.S. cities. The purchase is part of a strategy at AOL to invest in more sources of Read more

Category: Consumer Web, General Catalyst, Going, Highland Capital, Social Networking, Xconomy

Drastic Cuts at Dataupia—Company Lays Off Majority of Staff While Hunting for New Investors

Jun 9, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Cambridge, MA-based data warehousing appliance maker Dataupia has laid off nearly two-thirds of its staff and scaled back its operations while it seeks new funders, Xconomy has learned. We contacted Dataupia today after hearing a rumor that the four-year-old startup had shut down—a rumor that turns out to be exaggerated but not wholly unfounded. “Dataupia is very Read more

Category: Data Management, Dataupia, Xconomy

Living Proof Picks Allurent Software

Jun 9, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Living Proof, a Cambridge, MA-based startup that applies advanced material science to the beauty industry, has adopted interactive online shopping software developed by fellow venture-backed Cambridge firm Allurent, according to a press release. Living Proof, which has been well chronicled for its products that combat frizzy hair, will use Allurent’s software and widgets Read more

Category: Allurent, eCommerce, Retail, Xconomy

Where Innovation Happens—A Still-Forming Map of Boston’s Growing Tech Lab Cluster

Jun 9, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Where does technological innovation happen around Boston? What are the sources of new software and hardware creations? You’ve probably heard about Google and Microsoft moving to Cambridge in the past couple of years—but did you know Microsoft has two labs in Cambridge, not one? Or that another Silicon Valley company has a research lab just upstairs from Google Read more

Category: Conduit Labs, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Xconomy

Vermont Utility Signs with EnerNOC

Jun 9, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Green Mountain Power—the Colchester, VT-based electrical utility that serves approximately one-quarter of Vermont residents—said today that it has joined the New England demand-response pool managed by Boston-based EnerNOC (NASDAQ: ENOC). Green Mountain customers who are already registered through the utility to receive payments or rate reductions in Read more

Category: EnerNOC, Xconomy

GamerDNA Launches Twitter Tool

Jun 8, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

At the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles last week, Cambridge, MA-based GamerDNA, an online community for hard-core video gamers, launched a new service called TweetMyGaming. The site shows a real-time stream of all Twitter messages mentioning video game titles. The idea, as with GamerDNA’s other services, is to help gamers see which games are Read more

Category: GamerDNA, Gaming, Xconomy

GenArts Inks Major Visual Effects Software Deal with Lucasfilm

Jun 8, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

If you’re watching a movie, a commercial, or a TV sports promo and you see a special effect with an especially stunning glow, glint, flash, flare, light ray, starburst, sparkle, explosion, or atmospheric wave, there’s a good chance it was created using software from Cambridge, MA-based GenArts. The venture-backed startup, launched in 1996 by MIT computer Read more

Category: GenArts, Xconomy

ULocate Launches Where on Palm Pre

Jun 8, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Most eyes in the mobile industry are on San Francisco today, where Apple unveiled the latest version of its smart phone platform, the $199 iPhone 3GS, at its Worldwide Developer Conference. But that hasn’t diminished the buzz around Palm’s newest phone, the $200 Palm Pre, which hit stores on Saturday and has already sold at least 100,000 units. One of the leading apps Read more

Category: Mobile, uLocate, Where, Xconomy