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.
Thanksgiving is upon us once again. And whether you will be nursing a hangover from your 15th high school reunion the night before, sweating out who to play on your fantasy team with all the NFL games, or just sick and tired of doing the pie-baking/turkey-basting thing, you are probably looking for a way to seize the inherent laziness of the day and do as little as possible. Read MoreGoogle's Holiday Shopping trendsWhat's trending on Google in the days prior to Black Friday? L.L. Bean and My Little Pony
As the hordes head to the Internet to purchase gifts for the holiday season, there are two things that Google has discovered about them by looking at recent search trends. First, they are shopping much more actively on mobile than ever before (shopping and buying, not just searching for goods). Second, there are more people shopping for holiday gifts online right now than the entire holiday period last year.
Read MoreGrowth in a SnapVsnap's new focus on sales teams could be a win for all players
After a few years trying to break into the enterprise space with its one-to-one video messaging service for businesses, Boston-based Vsnap might finally have discovered its niche. Read MoreHard Knock Life...A bad day for NYC tech
There is no denying that there are some great things happening in the New York tech scene these days, and it will onlyget better once Cornell's Roosevelt Island tech-focused campus gets up and running. But, for a city that has been waiting for its big tech exit for a while, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, is going to hurt for a bit. Read More
In a post today on his blog "On Startups" (a great resource that has a huge following), Cambridge-based HubSpot's co-founder and chief technology officer breaks his long silence, the quiet period that is part of the IPO process and dropped his first post in awhile, one that breaks down his experiences while taking HubSpot public. Read MoreFree VC access, a novel ideaUnpitch offers unbelievable access to investors yet again
Providence-based Swipely, a maker of payments systems software and small business analytics and marketing tools, announced some of its growth numbers this morning, and they are quite impressive for the five-year-old company. Read More
Disruptor Beam, the Framingham-based company that gives the large fan communities of sci-fi franchises an immersive gaming experience, announced today that it has secured $3.2 million in new funding. Read More