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April 18, 2010

VentureFizz - Boston's Weekly Tech Buzz (Apr 12th - Apr 18th)

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Buzz from the Week: Apr 12th – Apr 18th

The Office Hours movement has been an important change for the Boston
entrepreneurial ecosystem.  It has helped to break down the walls
between entrepreneurs and investors.  The Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)
has been hosting Office Hours every Thursday at their Venture Cafe
(beta) for the New
England Venture Capital Association
Tim Rowe (CEO of the
CIC and Venture Partner at New Atlantic Ventures) wrote a guest
blog post
on VentureFizz last week titled: VC
Office Hours - What Sings and What Croaks
.  This post
provides an excellent overview of the Office Hours experience, so far. 
Check out the post here
and feel free to provide any comments, feedback, or suggestions at the
bottom of the post.  We need your help to make Office Hours even better!

Other Highlights:

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JOB BOARD

Product
Marketing Manager
, Sonian

Location: Needham, MA - Categories: Marketing & Product
Mgmt

The Product
Marketing Manager will lead the planning and implementation of Sonian’s
product positioning... Details
»

Director
of Operations
, Yottaa

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: IT / Systems / Networking

Interested
in running one of the largest computing infrastructures on earth? With
hundreds of thousands of servers, Yottaa has a …Details
»

Ruby
on Rails / Flex Developer @ TechStars Company
, SocialSci

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Web Development & UX

SocialSci
is a TechStars seed-funded startup located in Boston which is looking
for a Ruby on Rails developer and a Flex... Details
»

Community
Manager
, FitnessKeeper

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Marketing & Product
Mgmt

Our
flagship product, RunKeeper, is a great iPhone application for runners
that has been downloaded well over a million times... Details
»

UI
Designer Developer
, Endeca

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Web Development & UX

Endeca is
seeking a hands-on UI designer / developer to help deliver innovative,
enterprise browser-based applications... Details
»

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Check the website »
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only $50 for a 30 day listing! Click here to create an
account »

 

COMPANY RESEARCH

TaskRabbit

Location: Cambridge, MA - Categories: Consumer Web | Internet

TaskRabbit
is about solving an age-old problem: there is never enough time in the
day to get it all done. With TaskRabbit,...Details
»

Shortbord

Location: Boston, MA - Categories: Internet | Marketing &
Advertising Solutions | Social Media

Shortbord
is a social media advertising platform that enables brands to lease
space on an individual’s social real estate...Details
»

AppZero

Location: Andover, MA - Categories: Infrastructure, Storage,
Security | Virtualization

AppZero
software virtualizes Windows and UNIX server applications for nearly
instant provisioning as services across...Details
»

Marathon
Technologies

Location: Littleton, MA - Categories: Infrastructure, Storage,
Security

With more
than 2500 global customers, Marathon is the world's first provider of
fault-tolerant, automated... Details
»

Looking for more
companies? Check
the website »

 

DEALS

Apr 16 2010 -
Oracle acquires Phase Forward for $685M – Waltham, MA
Apr 15 2010 -
Daily Grommet raises $3.4M in funding – Lexington, MA
Apr 13 2010 -
Searchandise Commerce raises $7M in funding – Beverly, MA
Apr 13 2010 -
SpaceClaim raises $5M in funding – Concord, MA
Apr 12 2010 -
Tap ‘n Tap raises $2.25M round of funding – Cambridge, MA
Deals archive »

 

NEWS

Apr 16 2010 -
Publisher: Mass High Tech - VCs seek crowdsourcing opportunities in
business

Area venture capitalists are betting
that crowdsourcing — the idea behind Wikipedia and open-source
software... Read
the story »

Apr 15 2010 -
Publisher: Xconomy - Casual Games Maker WorldWinner Falls into
Facebook’s Orbit

When I visited WorldWinner back in March
2008, executives at the Newton, MA-based game developer were excited
about... Read
the story »

Apr 15 2010 -
Publisher: Innovation Economy - The report from Chirp, Twitter's first
gathering of its developer ecosystem

About a thousand folks who develop
applications related to Twitter gathered in San Francisco yesterday for
Chirp... Read
the story »

Apr 12 2010 -
Publisher: Xconomy - Google’s Cambridge Office Assumes Growing
Role Inside Search Giant

If you glanced at the software
engineering job listings page for Google Boston, you might think that
the company’s Kendall... Read
the story »

More News »

 

VOICES

Apr 16 2010 -
Blogger: Keith Cline – Founder, VentureFizz

Angus
Davis – MIT Startup Bootcamp Presentation - Read »

Apr 15 2010 -
Blogger: Dave Barrett – General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners

Open
Source Entrepreneurship & the Virtual Founder Community - Read »

Apr 14 2010 -
Blogger: Tim Rowe – CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center and Venture
Partner, New Atlantic Ventures

VC
Office Hours – What Sings and What Croaks? - Read »

Apr 13 2010 -
Blogger: Rob Go – Senior Associate, Spark Capital

What
Makes a Great Product Leader? - Read »

Apr 12 2010 -
Blogger: Eric Paley – Managing Partner, Founder Collective

Fantasies
and Fantasies with Money - Read »

All Voices »

 

NETWORKING CALENDAR

Apr 19 2010 -
Organization name: MIT Enterprise Forum

Next
Generation Electronic Payment Solutions »

Apr 19 2010 -
Organization name: Boston MySQL Meetup Group

Boston
MySQL April Meetup »

Apr 20 2010 -
Organization name: The Kraft Group

Office
Hours with Steve Schlafman, The Kraft Group »

Apr 20 2010 -
Organization name: TiE Boston

The
Google Effect – Wireless & New Media »

Apr 20 2010 -
Organization name: DartBoston

Capitalize
at Spark Capital »

Apr 21 - 23 2010 -
Organization name: SOURCE

SOURCE
Boston 2010 »

Apr 21 2010 -
Organization name: OpenCoffee Club

OpenCoffee
Cambridge »

Apr 21 2010 -
Organization name: Princeton Entrepreneurs’ Network

Inaugural
Social Enterprise Pitch »

Apr 21 2010 -
Organization name: Chai Tech Wednesdays

Chai
Tech Meetup Group »

Apr 22 2010 -
Organization name: NEVCA

Office
Hours at the Venture Café with Eric Paley, Founders Collective »

Apr 22 2010 -
Organization name: Dogpatch Labs

Office
Hours »

Apr 22 2010 -
Organization name: The Capital Network

Networking
for Fundraising Success »

Apr 22 2010 -
Organization name: British Consulate Boston

Global
Wine Tasting Event »

Apr 23 2010 -
Organization name: Boston World Partnerships

Office
Hours with Christopher Mirabile, Race Point Capital Group »

Apr 23 2010 -
Organization name: Lean Startup Circle Boston

Lean
Startup Lessons Learned (Simulcast) »

Apr 23 2010 -
Organization name: National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators
Alliance

VentureConnect:
Boston 2010 »

All Networking Events »