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MIT Media Lab’s Kevin Hu wants to turn the invisible visible

MIT Medi Lab

Last March, MIT Media Lab Grad student Kevin Hu and his colleague Amy Yu saw their Pantheon project land on the front cover of The New York Times Magazine. Not bad for two grad students who are part of a generation using today’s seemingly unlimited technological innovations to change the world. Read More


Immigration Impact

What Obama’s executive action on immigration could mean for Boston tech


WASHINGTON - For all the anticipation surrounding President Obama’s action on immigration tonight, one thing is certain: Boston's tech companies will see limited gains. Read More

Swipely lets restaurants manage their businesses more efficiently/ Screenshot via Swipely

Rhode Island's Pillar Company

Swipely reaches $4 billion under management. Is it the fastest growing New England tech company?


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


Winner winner

Boston health tech groups are finalists in Harvard’s Health Acceleration Challenge

Harvard Business School

Twine Health and a group at Boston Children’s Hospital are among four finalists in the inaugural Health Acceleration Challenge hosted by Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School. Read More

Fidelity's StockCity lets users navigate their stock portfolio.

Virtual Investing

Fidelity launches ‘StockCity’ to lure millennials


For some investors, pie charts and graphs are all that’s needed to navigate their way through their portfolios. But in an attempt to lure millennials and reorient their views of the stock market, Fidelity Investments’ innovation team on Wednesday launched a program that uses video game technology to help investors understand their holdings. Read More


Now is the winter of our hub rent bikes

Which Hubway stations will stay open for part, all of winter


Hubway announced today that it will allow riders to use the system in Boston far longer than in years past, keeping several stations open through December 31, depending on weather conditions. In Cambridge, which tested the service last winter, a number of Hubway locations will remain open throughout the entire winter. Read More

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Daily Brief: Databox brings BI to mobile, Nanigans grows beyond Facebook ads


After a small lull in what seemed like an endless stream of news coming out of the startup and tech community, we are back with a breakdown of some of the great stories flying under the radar this week. Read More