Boston Tech helping the community
TUGG's Tech Gives Back day right around the corner, with new SVB partnership
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Boston innovation community non-profit, Technology Underwriting Greater Good, will be holding its fourth annual Tech Gives Back day on Wednesday, Sept. 10. This year, the day-long event—at which employees of local tech companies fan out across Greater Boston to help charities with various projects—will feature a new co-host, Silicon Valley Bank. Read More
Boston's biggest businesses
In education and health care, the future is about cost and access
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The future is not up and to the right. Yet if you look at two of Massachusetts’ biggest industries — health care and education — that’s the trajectory. Better quality, high pay, strong reputations, expensive new facilities, and breakthrough innovations mean you can charge more, more, more. Read More
Changing the VC model
How can we make the ‘hard stuff’ cool again?
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Last week I met with Leslie Dewan, a young entrepreneur in Cambridge. She’s not working on a mobile app or on software to improve business efficiency. She has a big idea. And it’ll take years to find out whether or not it is even economically viable.

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Online Criticism OK in China?
Researchers join China social media to observe censors in action
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The Chinese government has a notorious intolerance for dissenting voices online. To better understand the system from the inside, Harvard University and University of Southern California researchers created hundreds of fake posts and a fake social network to watch the censors in action. Read More