Threat stoppers
12 cybersecurity startups in Boston
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Rapid7 just expanded into a larger office in Boston while Veracode and Bit9 are eyeing IPOs for coming years. But those aren’t the only cybersecurity firms in the Boston area with a big opportunity ahead. At the earlier stage, the area has a growing cluster of security companies looking to protect against increasingly sophisticated attackers. Read More
The power of mobile
Jana Mobile creating a new currency for emerging markets
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I've heard Jana Mobile described as many things: a mobile ad platform, a new marketing framework, an organization changing the lives of people in emerging markets like India and Nigeria. However, the truly best way to describe the company, which you don't hear too often, is that Jana is the catalyst for a new global currency. Read More
The innovation destination
Innovation Diplomacy: World comes to Greater Boston to learn innovation from MIT
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By Fiona Murray and Phil Budden At a recent MIT gala dinner sixteen international teams (and many of Boston’s Consuls) assembled to learn about innovation: in an important sense, MIT became a diplomatic destination, and - as MIT Chancellor Grimson put it - truly the "world has come to Greater Boston" to learn about the practice of innovation at this world-class institution. Read More
Next steps
RunKeeper launches 'life tracking' app Breeze to make Fitbit irrelevant
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Boston’s RunKeeper today debuts a new mobile app that aims to help motivate you to move yourself even when you’re not working out. While the idea is simple — a step counter paired with well-timed push notifications to help you hit daily goals — the company aspires to make wearables from the likes of Fitbit and Jawbone no longer necessary. Read More
Antenna anxiety
Aereo tries to sway sentiment ahead of Supreme Court hearing
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Days before facing a hearing in the US Supreme Court, Aereo Inc. has made a new bid to swing public opinion in its favor over its business of streaming television shows over the Web. The company, which has its engineering offices in Boston, on Thursday debuted a new website that advocates for its cause as the broadcast industry tries to convince the Supreme Court to shut down its business. Read More