Dennis Keohane is a senior staff writer for BetaBoston. Before becoming the first full-time writer for VentureFizz, he taught at a local private school. During one summer break, he worked with RunKeeper's community management team. A native of Waltham, he currently resides in Natick.
This morning, two local companies made announcements that could have health and safety implications for years to come. One deals with funding to help fight cancer using an approach that merges science, biology, and new technological drug development technologies; the other is an advancement in using a ubiquitous communication technology when an emergency strikes. Read MoreFast MassRunKeeper finds Massachusetts runners are fastest in the U.S.
Promoboxx is quite unlike many of the other startups who took part in the Techstars Boston 2011 class in that it hasn't received a large Series A or Series B round of investment funding. The great thing for Promoboxx is that it hasn't had to raise money since its initial early stage funding.
So you may not have heard much about the company founded and led by chief executive Ben Carcio, since journalists like myself are only interested in sexy news like a new financing round or the sudden departure of a key employee. Read MoreWell DoneDunwello opens up its 'Yelp for professionals' to everyone
Dunwello, founded by former Gemvara chief executive Matt Lauzon and Tabblo software engineer Matt Brand, finally opened up its website Friday to the public. A rating and feedback site for working individuals, service providers, and companies, Dunwello has been in a testing phase for most of 2014. Read More
Virgin Pulse, the Framingham-based health and wellness software company that is part of Richard Branson's Virgin Group, says it has integrated its products with Apple's new HealthKit app. One of the first larger healthy-living programs to connect to Apple's iPhone 6 health app, Virgin Pulse has an opportunity to serve as an intermediary between HealthKit and the wide range of health, wellness, and fitness applications Virgin currently connects to. Read More