As a guy who recently took a half-day off just so I’d be home for the delivery of my new smartphone, I’m intrigued by a new Harvard Business School startup, Boxxify.com, which plans to bring package delivery into the on-demand era.
Starting April 15 in Boston, the startup plans to debut a service that will personally handle and sign for your packages, and then deliver them to your doorstep — by appointment — between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight.
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By Christopher Walsh
Whether you are a homeowner, parent, professional or student, there is one thing you can bank on: Something will always go wrong. The real problem isn't having a problem, it's finding someone you trust to help you solve it. You can certainly search the Internet and look at online reviews, but that technique has many flaws. Read MoreBeam Me UpDisruptor Beam launches new Enterprise with Star Trek multiverse game
Boston-based gaming company Disruptor Beam, the company behind the immersive Game of Thrones Ascent, announced today that it is developing a strategy roleplaying game based in the Star Trek multiverse. Read More
It sounds like a scare from 1970s Cold War propaganda or a subplot from the popular TV series “The Americans,” but the FBI says the threat is real: Russian investment firms may be looking to steal high-tech intelligence from Boston-area companies to give to their country’s military.
Read MoreBoston Opens UpMayor Walsh opens up Boston's online data
Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed an executive order Monday night to make the city’s data -- information such as restaurant inspections, crime statistics, emergency response times, and liquor licenses -- accessible to the public and published online for software developers to create web pages and mobile applications.
Hate the endless car trip to Bar Harbor, the car-plus-ferry trip to the Vineyard, or the pokey Amtrak to Albany? A startup called Airpooler is launching in Boston this week with a speedier solution: hitch a ride on a private plane.