Next week, the BetaBoston team will once again be convening by Fenway, this time at the Lansdowne Pub for our monthly BetaBoston Bytes & Brews night out.
Personally, I can't think of a more appropriate place to hang out, network, and grab some hot food and cold beer on frigid November night. Read More
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From the balconyVideo: BetaBoston's Scott and Dennis talk Techstars demo day
For many in the technology sector, it’s become painstakingly obvious that the industry’s gender gap is a big problem. Yet, at Web Summit this week, one of Europe’s largest tech conferences, the issue was still up for debate.
Read MoreRotten AppleGT Advanced, Apple and the sapphire fallout
If, for some reason, you were in the habit of asking Apple's mobile "assistant" Siri legal advice, and, for some reason she responded, "Put on your big boy pants and accept the agreement," you might be a bit shocked.
"That type of talk doesn't sound like the Apple I know," you might say to yourself. Read More
It's graduation day for the latest class of entrepreneurs participating in the Techstars Boston accelerator program. They'll pitch an audience of investors and fellow founders at the House of Blues on Landsdowne Street, hoping to get the capital and connections necessary to make it big. Among the twelve startups are teams designing new bikes for city-dwellers, devices for wireless music streaming, and sites that aim to become the OpenTable of school field trips. This is the first Techstars session run by Semyon Dukach, an angel investor, entrepreneur, and one-time leader of the MIT Blackjack Team.
Read MoreOne less errandWashio's laundry ninjas infiltrate Boston
To the list of services that can be summoned with a few taps on your smartphone, you can now add laundry and dry cleaning. A California startup, Washio, launches in Boston this week. The company pays contractors with their own cars — they refer to them as "ninjas" — to zip around town picking up and dropping off sacks of clothing, and promises 24-hour turnaround. Washio will compete with local cleaners who already offer delivery services on price and convenience; founder Jordan Metzner says that customers can specify a half-hour window in which they'd like a pickup or dropoff to occur.