Fenway Ticket Tech
Ticketing secrets you don't know about make seeing, and sharing, the Red Sox easier
Red Sox Rewards being used to watch an inning inside of the Green Monster.
The Red Sox have really been making a big push to modernize the game experience for fans. Recently, they launched a rewards program that offers some unique experiences to season ticket holders. Through the Red Sox Rewards program, season ticket holders are given a card that can act as a ticket, can be used to make purchases at Fenway, and acts as a way to earn points that can be used towards meeting players, playing a game on the field, or watching a game from owner John Henry's seats. Read More
Dogs in Thought showcases hero working dogs, others to benefit animal welfare
Bushido, Boston K9 unit (courtesy Mitch Weiss)
[The We are the Creative Industries series: The Creative Industries - video game companies, design, marketing and architecture firms, and talented people who write books, design houses, shoot movies, make art and record music, just to name a few examples - are an important part of Massachusetts' economy, with $1 billion statewide impact and over 100,000 workers. Click here to learn more.] Dogs in Thought beautifully captures the individual personalities of 60 house and working dogs through the fine art photography of visual artist Mitch Weiss. In photos and words, the book celebrates the stories of many remarkable animals such as Bushido, a member of the Boston Police K9 Unit who worked a 12-hour shift sniffing for bombs during last year's Boston Marathon bombing, and Shifty, who served in Afghanistan and now works as a bomb dog with the MBTA. Read More
Gaming Leans In
The women of Giant Spacekat plan to revolutionize iOS gaming
(Screenshot of Revolution 60)
There are just so many exhibitors at PAX East, it’s nearly impossible to give quality time to them all. The big companies stand out with their massive budgets; the little companies get tucked off to the sides. One company, in particular, that stood out from the crowd was Giant Spacekat, with something quite unusual for a gaming company — an all-female team. Read More
Upping their game
Atlas Venture gets even busier at backing Boston startups
Atlas Venture's tech-focused partners include Ryan Moore (courtesy of firm)
Last week Cambridge’s Atlas Venture, the most prolific investor into Boston-area startups in recent years, let out that it will undergo a shift in its partner ranks, with Fred Destin leaving the firm and Flybridge Capital Partners’ Jon Karlen joining up. This week, I’m here to give you the details on just how busy the firm actually was last year in Boston. Read More
Bluefin robot submarine joins search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane in southern Indian Ocean
The Bluefin-21 robotic submarine undergoes tests in the Indian Ocean earlier this month (US Navy photo via EPA)
A Massachusetts-built robotic submarine has joined the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The Bluefin-21 robot, made by Bluefin Robotics Inc. of Quincy, will use sonars to scour the ocean floor for the Boeing 777 aircraft, which went missing on March 7. The robot was deployed to Australia three weeks ago by the undersea salvage company Phoenix International. But because of the battery-powered robot’s slow speed and limited range, it could not be put to work until rescue workers had narrowed down the search area, Hiawatha Bray reports on bostonglobe.com.