Think about the wall plaques or audio guides that shape your visit to a museum: They're no different for visitors more interested in history than art, or those who want to dive deeply into a particular artifact and skim past others.
A Boston startup called Spotzer wants to change that, by letting you use a smartphone as your guide, and deploying Bluetooth "beacon" technology throughout museums so that you can chart your own course. The company just got its start last year, but it has already done pilot tests with institutions like the Boston Athenaeum, MIT's List Visual Arts Center, and New York's Neue Galerie — and Spotzer founder Brendan Ciecko is in the midst of wrapping the company's first funding round.
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Your phone can hail you a cab, order you a burrito — and possibly add sparkle to your smile.
That’s what makers of the White Tooth app claim, anyway. Like skipping the manicurist to paint your nails at home, a Boston whitening center has created an app that’ll give you the benefits of professional tooth bleaching at home. Read MoreSpy vs. SpyPresident Obama, David Cameron announce 'Cambridge v. Cambridge' hackathon
Most of the chatter about busses and the New England Patriots recently has centered on Rob Gronkowski's new party bus. But early stage startup Skedaddle is doing something special this weekend to gain attention for its new bus charter reservation service by offering a free round-trip shuttle from Boston to Gillette Stadium for Sunday's AFC Championship game. Read MoreOrange Sprocket in the Granite StateHubSpot expanding to Portsmouth, N.H.
Two hundred three years ago, to put it kindly, Boston wasn't exactly the global powerhouse of medical innovation it is today. As a matter of fact, if you wanted to be blunt about it, you could quote the current editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and call it "a medical backwater" — at least compared to Europe. Read More
Boston’s tech types aren’t exactly sure what a “startup czar” does. But they’re pretty sure they like the idea.
Local entrepreneurs welcomed the announcement by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in his State of the City speech that he would soon name a startup czar to head a new program called StartHub.