Tim Rowe was surrounded.
It was a Thursday evening, and by 6:15 a crowd had already gathered on the fifth floor of the Cambridge Innovation Center, the shared office space that has hosted over 2,200 startups, including Android and Hubspot. Rowe founded CIC 15 years ago, and he continues to map out his vision for Kendall Square there.
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A Cambridge builder of health information systems is testing two pioneering medical technologies in West Africa that could help limit the transmission of Ebola from patients to doctors.
An electronic health record system and a robot with a two-way communication system — basically an iPad on wheels — are among the tools Deborah Theobald, co-founder of Vecna Technologies, brought to Monrovia, Libera, in late November. Read MorePost-IncubationTechstars adds new program to connect graduates with corporate partners
Techstars is announcing a new program today, called Techstars++, that gives the companies that complete its incubator program opportunities to connect with corporate partners for extra mentorship and business development guidance. Read More
DataGravity, a data management company based in Nashua, N.H., has raised $50 million in venture funding to help grow its line of products that help businesses better understand the types of data taking up space on their systems. Read More
Walter Lewin, a retired MIT physicist and professor whose dynamic classroom antics and dramatic teaching style are legendary on campus and online, sexually harassed at least one student who enrolled in an online course he taught, according to an MIT investigation that was revealed today. The university is removing Lewin's teaching material hosted on MIT's online education platforms, including those on MITx, edX and OpenCourseware. Read MoreWe're Back...
Avid Technology was kicked off NASDAQ in February for failing to file timely financial statements but it's back baby!
The company's media editing technology has been used to mix quite a few Grammy winners and played a major role in John Cameron's cutting of Titanic. Avid even won its own Academy Award and Grammy. However, as reported by Scott Kirsner in April, it had to replace its CEO in 2013, and by the spring of 2014, the company's stock was at a 10-year low.
But this morning, Burlington-based Avid Technologies started trading again on Nasdaq. In a statement, Avid's John Frederick, the company's executive VP and chief financial and administrative officer said, “We believe this milestone offers current and future Avid shareholders an exciting opportunity to share in the success of our business through improved access to our common stock. We look forward to generating sustainable, profitable growth as we continue to execute on our plan to unlock the full potential of Avid.” DiscussRalph Baer, inventor of the first home video game, dies at 92
Before Wii revolutionized gaming by tracking movement, and before Xbox started integrating social media and music into the gaming experience, Ralph Baer created the first home gaming console. Fans of video games everywhere owe hours of enjoyment to Baer, who died Saturday at the age of 92 in his Manchester, N.H., home. Read MoreGet Wicked Smaht!President Obama kicks off Computer Science Education Week
This morning, President Obama kicked off Computer Science Education Week by pushing Code.org's "Hour of Code" initiative with a pump up speech urging more people to get involved in learning to code. As the president said, "Don't just consume things, create things. Take an hour to learn about the technology that touches every part of our lives." Read More