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Behind the Orange Curtain

What makes HubSpot…well, HubSpot? The company’s latest alum tells all


This is a guest post from Rick Burnes, the new vice president of content products at BookBub. When the history ebooks are written, this month could go down as a turning point for the Boston tech community. Two Boston IPOs this month — Wayfair’s on Oct 2 and HubSpot’s on Oct 8 — were major milestones for companies that could become new anchors for the local startup ecosystem. Read More

MIT Media Lab professor Ramesh Raskar holds up an EyeMITRA demo, to take photos of the eye.

mobile medical tech

A robotic doctor, MIT eyeball health tracker are Nokia Sensing XChallenge finalists


A robotic doctor built for space travel and a camera that can track your body’s health by peering into your retina are two finalists in the Nokia Sensing XChallenge. Both technologies are built in Cambridge. Read More

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Health Connector

Virgin Pulse links with Apple’s HealthKit, could serve as hub for other apps to do so as well

Virgin Pulse

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


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Fiksu raises $10 million from SVB to bring data analytics and AI to mobile advertising


Fiksu, a Boston-based mobile ad targeting company, has been quietly growing into what could be one of the next big local marketing companies. Today, it announced that it has received $10 million, in what it is calling mezzanine debt funding (no equity taken most likely), from Silicon Valley Bank. Read More