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.
The venture capital industry is pumping money into new companies at a rate not seen since the dot-com heyday at the turn of the century.
Read MoreThe Tweets are coming, The Tweets are coming...The (Twitter) Ride of Paul Revere
Aside from PayPal, most of the tech companies that’ve landed in Boston’s Financial District over the past year or so have been on the smaller side — startups with between a few employees and a few dozen. The arrival of Rapid7 may be a sign of things to come.
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
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 MoreAntenna anxietyAereo tries to sway sentiment ahead of Supreme Court hearing
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 MoreAcoustic setFloDesign Sonics gets $10 million to bring acoustics technology to new areas
On Thursday, FloDesign Sonics, based in Wilbraham, Mass., announced a $10 million Series A led by Bright Capital. The new round of funding also included investments from Ventry Industries of Springfield, as well a James Waters, the founder of Waters Corp., and Jonathan Fleming of Oxford Biosciences. Read MoreGlobal Biz HubBU PRLab hosts second PRoBono event
By Brianna Vieira
On April 11 to April 12, Boston University's student-run PR agency, PRLab, teamed up with BU's student-run ad agency, AdLab, to host the second PRoBono event. Other on-campus organizations joined the event as well including Ad Club, BU’s Public Relations Student Society of America, the COMmunicator (the official newsletter of the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, run entirely by students), and Open Web (an on-campus web development group devoted to creating websites for nonprofit organizations). Read More
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