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Aereo announces plans to launch in Boston on May 15

Managing a Split Team: An Interview with Blank Label's Danny Wong

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I had the opportunity to talk Monday with Danny Wong, one of the co-founders of the startup Blank Label which allows customers to create custom men's dress shirts. Users can pick fabrics, collar styles, cuff styles, size and fit options, as well as embroider custom monograms. The company is the...
Managing a Split Team: An Interview with Blank Label's Danny Wong

Why Your Phone Doesn't Work During Disasters--And How To Fix It

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When terrorists attack, mobile phone networks fail. They also go down during natural disasters, and even at big sporting events. Here's what causes network overload and what we can do about it. When two IEDs went off at the Boston Marathon's finish line on Monday, mobile phone carriers were...
Why Your Phone Doesn't Work During Disasters--And How To Fix It

Fast Company Vs. The Throwbots [Video]

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iRobot, makers of the Roomba, just stopped by Fast Company's offices. They let us play with their new surveillance robot that you operate by throwing. Here's what happened. Boston-area firm iRobot is best known as the creators of the Roomba, the beloved floor-cleaning robots found in middle-class homes worldwide....
Fast Company Vs. The Throwbots [Video]

Revolutionizing medicine, one chip at a time

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In the past several decades, microchips have transformed consumer electronics, enabling new products from digital watches and pocket-sized calculators to laptop computers and digital music players.The next wave of this electronics revolution will involve biomedical devices, say electrical engineers in MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) who are working on tiny,...
Revolutionizing medicine, one chip at a time

Stealthy Startup timeRAZOR Raises $3.4M Pre-Launch, Partners With Major Household Brands

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Got FOMO? (That’s “fear of missing out” for those of you who don’t do slang.) There will soon be an app for that, or so says the $3.4 million in angel funding the stealthy D.C.-area startup called timeRAZOR has raised. In its pre-launch state, the curious company is already lining...
Stealthy Startup timeRAZOR Raises $3.4M Pre-Launch, Partners With Major Household Brands

A Starbucks jolt for your phone: Coffee giant tests wireless charging in tables

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Caffeine for you, electricity for your device? Starbucks will be testing wireless charging mats for mobile phones in selected Boston-area locations — putting the technology into tabletops to see how people react and use it. Depending on how it goes, the Seattle-based company may ultimately roll out wireless charging more...
A Starbucks jolt for your phone: Coffee giant tests wireless charging in tables
Boston Marathon Explosions -- A 'Live-Tweeted Disaster'

Twitter Confirms Its Purchase Of Bluefin Labs

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As Business Insider first reported yesterday, Twitter has bought Bluefin Labs, the Cambridge, Mass.-based maker of tools for measuring the impact of social media on TV viewing. Twitter COO Ali Rowghani said in a blog post that it would honor Bluefin's existing contracts, but focus development on an existing partnership...
Twitter Confirms Its Purchase Of Bluefin Labs

Coding contest shows how big data can improve health care

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A recent coding competition in the Boston area brought together IT professionals, medical workers and others with an interest in health IT to show how data analytics can improve health care....
Coding contest shows how big data can improve health care

After Leaving The U.K. For Boston, MarketMeSuite Raises $1.1 Million For Its SMB-Focused Social Media Marketing Platform

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Social media dashboard maker MarketMeSuite, which targets SMBs with tools that help them better manage their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn postings in order to target leads, has raised $1.1 million in new funding today, in a round led by Boston-area VC Jeff McCormick of Saturn Venture Partners. The company also recently uprooted from its home base...
After Leaving The U.K. For Boston, MarketMeSuite Raises $1.1 Million For Its SMB-Focused Social Media Marketing Platform

Cambridge Innovation Center takes its show on the road

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The Cambridge Innovation Center, where numerous Boston-area startups have spent time,  plans to launch similar workspaces in Baltimore and St. Louis, according to a report in Monday’s Boston Globe.  It also plans to add more space locally. Cambridge Innovation Center Located in Kendall Square near MIT  – and with VMware,...
Cambridge Innovation Center takes its show on the road

Power Matters Alliance garners support from BlackBerry, NEC, TI and ZTE

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Another Mobile World Congress, another round of highfalutin' talk surrounding the concept of wireless power. We already witnessed a consumer approach by PowerbyProxi, and now we're hearing that the Power Matters Alliance is getting a second wind as well. The self-proclaimed "leading ecosystem and standard for wireless power" took...
Power Matters Alliance garners support from BlackBerry, NEC, TI and ZTE

Boston cell networks stay online after blasts

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Cellular networks in Boston were still operating on Monday evening following the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, contrary to earlier reports that they had been shut down to prevent remote bomb detonations.Mobile networks were straining under heavy voice and data use following the blasts, which...
Boston cell networks stay online after blasts

Starbucks, Google, AT&T back wireless power standard

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AT&T, Google, and Starbucks all announced today that they would be joining the Power Matters Alliance, a consortium of device manufacturers, carriers, and physical establishments committed to the creation of a real-world ecosystem of wireless power. Starbucks will be adding wireless power stations to 17 locations in the Boston area...
Starbucks, Google, AT&T back wireless power standard

17 Starbucks stores get wireless charging in Boston

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Seventeen Starbucks stores in the Boston area are taking part in a wireless charging pilot program that will allow customers to recharge their phones by placing them on the charging surfaces of tables....
17 Starbucks stores get wireless charging in Boston
Remorseful Redditors Attempt to Help the Search for Missing Student They Falsely Labeled a Bombing Suspect

NEA Creates Harvard Seed Fund To Back Students’ Big Ideas

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This post originally appeared in Dow Jones VentureWire Hoping to seed the next world-changing idea, New Enterprise Associates is setting up shop at Harvard University. The new fund, dubbed The Experiment Fund, will include a yet-to-be determined amount carved out of the $2.5 billion NEA XIII. NEA will invite other...
NEA Creates Harvard Seed Fund To Back Students’ Big Ideas

Coding Contest Shows How Big Data Can Improve Health Care

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A recent coding competition in the Boston area brought together IT professionals, medical workers and others with an interest in health IT to show how data......
Coding Contest Shows How Big Data Can Improve Health Care

We Know The Boston Bomber's Sleeping Cycles

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It is a strange reality of our times that we have no idea what motivated Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to attack the Boston Marathon, if indeed he was involved, but we do know when he sleeps:   That's our visualization of tweets by @J_tsar, a Twitter account that has been linked to Dzhokhar, one...
We Know The Boston Bomber's Sleeping Cycles

In wake of Boston tragedy, Google launches Person Finder

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As it has done for every major tragedy in the last three years, starting with the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Google has launched a Person Finder for Boston. One of the primary strains for those with friends and family in areas like today's Boston Marathon explosions is anxiety over...
In wake of Boston tragedy, Google launches Person Finder
Why start up in Boston?

Harvard and MIT Launch $60M Non-Profit Online EdX Platform

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Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today are launching a non-profit, open-sourced joint online learning venture called EdX, with the first courses to start in the fall of this year. Basically, Harvard is jumping in as an equal partner to a previously announced project called MITx, with each school...
Harvard and MIT Launch $60M Non-Profit Online EdX Platform

Winner of Microsoft reality show claims his prize -- a job

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Some reality show winners walk away with millions of dollars. Mike Kett’s big reward is a job in Microsoft’s IT department. And he’s very happy about it. The 36-year-old e-commerce and database specialist from the Boston area was crowned the winner of “Be The Next Microsoft Employee” this morning...
Winner of Microsoft reality show claims his prize -- a job
Hundreds of LED-equipped umbrellas will descend on MIT this Sunday night

Powermat Acquires Finland's PowerKiss, Stirs Up Wireless Power Standard War

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In the unfolding standards battle around wireless power technology, two players will today combine into one. Powermat, the company that last year allied with Procter and Gamble’s Duracell brand and which is the main technology behind the PowerMatters Alliance, will today announce that it has acquired PowerKiss, a Finnish company....
Powermat Acquires Finland's PowerKiss, Stirs Up Wireless Power Standard War

How to donate online to charities supporting Boston bombing victims and first responders

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Our thoughts and concerns are with the greater Boston area on Friday, as the city remains on lockdown while law enforcement is conducting a manhunt for the second Boston Marathon suspect. (Ars founder Ken Fisher calls the city home, and Ars editor Jon Brodkin doesn’t live far away.) Unfortunately,...
How to donate online to charities supporting Boston bombing victims and first responders

The Three Super Bowl Cities Seen From Space [Video]

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Here are the three cities of Sunday's Super Bowl as seen from space: New York City (Giants), Greater Boston area (Patriots), and the host city, Indianapolis, Indiana. The high definition images were captured by NASA's Landsat 7. More »...
The Three Super Bowl Cities Seen From Space [Video]

Game of Thrones Ascent aims to please fans with a Facebook game (exclusive)

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Game startup Disruptor Beam has announced today the first Facebook game based on the award-winning novels by George R.R. Martin and the award-winning television show on HBO. Titled Game of Thrones Ascent, it is slated for an unspecified “future release” on Facebook. The developer plans to impress fans of...
Game of Thrones Ascent aims to please fans with a Facebook game (exclusive)
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