News listing

Life Image Captures $2.5M Series A, Working with EMC for Digital Medical Image Service

Jun 4, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Life Image was launched in January 2008 with core software developed at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. Now the Newton, MA-based startup is charging ahead with cash from a $2.5 million Series A round of equity financing closed quietly in April, aiming to close gaps in the way digital medical images are shared and stored, company Read more

Category: Healthcare & Life Sciences, Xconomy

American Well’s UnitedHealth Coup: Perspective from CEO Roy Schoenberg

Jun 3, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Boston-based American Well, in a one-two punch of advances announced this week, has added substance to its dream of giving consumers with health problems a way to consult with doctors over the Web and avoid more costly office visits. On Tuesday, the company said it was upgrading its Web-based “Online Care” platform to provide doctors guidance tailored to Read more

Category: American Well, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Xconomy

Now, a Mac Version of Zinc Video Browser from ZeeVee

Jun 3, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Boxee, the popular Internet video browser program for Macintosh computers, has some new competition. Today Littleton, MA-based ZeeVee is releasing the Mac version of its Zinc video browser, which gives owners of desktop or laptop computers an easy-to-use interface for locating and watching TV programming on the Internet. The free software, downloadable at Read more

Category: Xconomy, ZeeVee

American Well Teams with Minnesota Firm to Offer Online Medical Consultations Directly to Consumers

Jun 3, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

It’s been almost a year since Boston-based American Well unveiled its online healthcare marketplace, a system designed to allow health plan members to connect with doctors or other medical providers live over the Web without having to visit an office or clinic. It’s an idea that could simplify healthcare access and reduce costs for both consumers and Read more

Category: American Well, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Xconomy

Founder Collective Raises $24M

Jun 3, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Founder Collective, a new seed-stage venture fund in Somerville, MA, has raised $24.4 million out of a planned $50 million in investments from limited partners, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund is led by Eric Paley—a former senior advisor to IDG Ventures (now Flybridge Capital Partners) and the co-founder and former CEO Read more

Category: Founder Collective, Venture Capital, Xconomy

Skyhook Evangelist Joins Twitter

Jun 3, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Ryan Sarver, the former director of consumer products and company evangelist at Boston’s Skyhook Wireless, has been hired by San Francisco-based Twitter, according to a piece yesterday in Silicon Alley Insider. Skyhook sells a software and database system that allows Wi-Fi and hybrid Wi-Fi/GPS devices to determine their locations; Sarver’s Read more

Category: Skyhook Wireless, Twitter, Xconomy

Turning the iPhone Into a Universal Remote, ThinkFlood Shows Off New Gadget

Jun 2, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

The great thing about the Apple iPhone is that it’s a powerful miniature computer, with a screen that can be retasked to look like almost anything and do almost any job—it can switch in a moment from being a scientific calculator to simulating an airplane cockpit ti acting like the slide of a trombone. One obvious way to employ such a versatile information Read more

Category: iPhone, ThinkFlood, Xconomy

Of Venture Socialism and the Future of VCs—The Story of Jo Tango and Kepha Partners

Jun 2, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

This is a story of a different breed of venture capital firm—one so different it practices venture socialism. At least that’s how the founder of Waltham, MA-based Kepha Partners, Josaphat “Jo” Tango, describes it. (Before all you entrepreneurs beat a path to his door thinking he shares more of the wealth back with you, let’s just say it’s not quite what you Read more

Category: Jo Tango, Kepha Partners, Venture Capital, Xconomy

The Next Chapter for E Ink: Talking with CEO Russ Wilcox About Yesterday’s Acquisition News

Jun 1, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Eight venture rounds—it’s got to be some kind of record. Yet that’s how many times 12-year-old E Ink went back to investors, raising some $150 million, before it finally arranged an exit scenario for its backers. The Cambridge, MA, company, which makes the e-paper displays used in the red-hot Amazon Kindle e-book reader, announced yesterday that it has Read more

Category: E Ink, Xconomy

EMC Launches $1.8 Billion Takeover Bid to Wrestle Data Domain Away from Competitor

Jun 1, 2009
Publisher: Xconomy

Hopkinton, MA-based data storage giant EMC (NYSE: EMC), attempted today to derail competitor NetApp’s proposed acquisition of Data Domain, by launching its own higher-priced bid for the Santa Clara, CA-based data deduplication company. In an announcement after the close of the markets this afternoon, EMC said that it has offered to acquire all of Data Domain’s Read more

Category: EMC, Xconomy