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Cuban at MIT: Video revolution needs some work

Feb 4, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

The outspoken Mark Cuban told a crowd at MIT last night that the amount of video content on either the Internet or TV is going to explode and drive innovation. “Our consumption and creation and utilization of video is going to grow faster than the Verizon’s or the Comcast’s and the rest can support,” he told a sold-out audience of more than 300 during the MIT Enterprise... Read more

Category: Mark Cuban, Mass High Tech, MIT Enterprise Forum, Paul Sagan, Prism Ventureworks, Woody Benson

MocoSpace looking to buy MySpace

Feb 4, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

MocoSpace, a Boston-based mobile social network operated by JNJ Mobile Inc., is interested in buying MySpace now that the web-based social network has been put on the block by current owner News Corp., and CEO Justin Siegel said that News Corp. has already responded to their advances. “News Corp. has already responded to our interest in the business and we hope to... Read more

Category: Justin Siegel, Mass High Tech, MocoSpace

Betaspring joins newly launched TechStars Network

Feb 3, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Betaspring, the Providence, R.I.-based startup accelerator, has become a member of the TechStars Network, a 17-member alliance of TechStars programs and independent startup accelerator programs across the country. TechStars announced the network at the end of January as part of the Startup America program from the Obama administration... Read more

Category: Betasping, Mass High Tech, TechStars

OnSwipe's new backers: Conway and former Yahoo execs

Feb 3, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Pad publishing software maker OnSwipe is adding some West Coast investor star power. Ron Conway’s SV Angels and Morado Ventures, a new micro-VC firm launched by Yahoo founders and former executives, have both joined OnSwipe’s $1 million Series A, co-founder Jason Baptiste said. Waikit Lau, co-founder of Boston’s ScanScout, also participated. OnSwipe, now based... Read more

Category: Jason Baptiste, Mass High Tech, OnSwipe

Movik picks St. Amand as CEO, dishes on stealthy tech

Feb 1, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Movik Networks Inc. of Littleton has tapped networking industry veteran and Mass High Tech All Star John St. Amand as its new CEO and publicly revealed its mobile content delivery technology. St. Amand, who was named an All Star in 2002, was the founder and CEO of Marlborough telecom Telica Inc. that sold for nearly $330 million to Lucent Technologies Inc. in... Read more

Category: John St. Amand, Mass High Tech, Movik

CampusLIVE's new strategy draws brands, VC interest

Feb 1, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Three months into a completely new revenue strategy (its third to date), CampusLIVE Inc. is stacking up name-brand customers, and sources said the startup is close to putting the final ink on at least $1 million in a Series A round with Highland Capital Partners. CampusLive started in Amherst in 2006 as a campus home page provider for college students... Read more

Category: Boris Revsin, CampusLive, Mass High Tech

Skyhook beams itself around Google lawsuit

Jan 31, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Skyhook Wireless’ deal with Priceline, announced this morning, gives name-brand exposure to a tactic it’s been using to get on Android phones, in spite of alleged unfair business practices by Google (Nasdaq: GOOG). Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) is using Skyhook’s geolocation technology in its “Hotel Negotiator” app for the Android phone. Aimed at business travelers... Read more

Category: Mass High Tech, Skyhook Wireless, Ted Morgan

MassChallenge, TechStars join with Obama's Startup America Partnership

Jan 31, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

TechStars, the Colorado-launched accelerator that has a local branch called TechStars Boston, and the MassChallenge Startup Competition and Accelerator have been chosen as two of the initial programs to partner with the brand new Startup America Partnership, the White House-backed effort to promote innovation entrepreneurship that has been... Read more

Category: Mass High Tech, MassChallenge

Boston ranks 5th as IT startup 'Hot Spot'

Jan 28, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Boston ranks fifth among U.S. metro regions as an IT startup “Hot Spot”, according to PayScale database results. The data compared city employment ratios with median pay to determine regions where the IT startup jobs are plenty and well-paid. With a median pay of $72,700, Boston IT startups’ pay is high enough to rank the city third by that measure alone. Only San Francisco ($87,100)... Read more

Category: Boston, Mass High Tech, Salaries, Startups

Venture Café picks Cambridge location

Jan 27, 2011
Publisher: Mass High Tech

Venture Café has its sights on a permanent location in Kendall Square. The high-tech-enabled watering hole for entrepreneurs and investors, dreamed up by Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) co-founder and CEO Tim Rowe, aims to open in a ground-floor retail space at 1 Broadway, currently occupied by a Domino’s Pizza. The 2,160-square-foot retail space is just... Read more

Category: Mass High Tech, Tim Rowe, Venture Cafe