Rapid7 just expanded into a larger office in Boston while Veracode and Bit9 are eyeing IPOs for coming years. But those aren’t the only cybersecurity firms in the Boston area with a big opportunity ahead. At the earlier stage, the area has a growing cluster of security companies looking to protect against increasingly sophisticated attackers.
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Cloud security startup Threat Stack has secured an additional $2.7 million — in addition to the $1.2 million announced last fall — for a Series A round of funding.
The company has also added Bit9 veteran Doug Cahill as its new chief executive.
Boston’s RunKeeper today debuts a new mobile app that aims to help motivate you to move yourself even when you’re not working out. While the idea is simple — a step counter paired with well-timed push notifications to help you hit daily goals — the company aspires to make wearables from the likes of Fitbit and Jawbone no longer necessary.
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Days before facing a hearing in the US Supreme Court, Aereo Inc. has made a new bid to swing public opinion in its favor over its business of streaming television shows over the Web.
The company, which has its engineering offices in Boston, on Thursday debuted a new website that advocates for its cause as the broadcast industry tries to convince the Supreme Court to shut down its business.