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.
Earlier today, in a Boston City Council meeting that also tackled possible regulations for Uber, an ordinance was submitted by Boston City Councilor Frank Baker prohibiting, without permission from the City of Boston, the ability to "sell, lease, reserve, or facilitate the reserving of any street, way, highway, road or parkway, or portion thereof under the City of Boston's control." Read More
Last week, Banana Republic created some (likely unwanted) buzz with the launch of its 'The Startup Guy' line of clothing. While the look is pretty much khakis rolled up a bit too high, t-shirts under fitted blazers, half tucked in shirts, and business dress shorts, for some reason, the disjunction between Startup Guy (and the ponderous models sporting the gear) and the reality of what people at startups actually wear on a daily basis led to ridicule and mockery for the marketing misfire. Read MoreKendall's Big DaddyGoDaddy chief executive in town to open new office (and hit up Fenway)
Framingham-based app testing company Applause is beefing up its marketing team, with the addition of two new team members, Ben Gray, who joined the company a few months ago; and former ReadWrite journalist and editor Dan Rowinski, who will also be working on an as-yet-undisclosed enterprise-focused content project for the company. Read More