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 MoreA giant leap for mankindHumans just landed a robot on a comet, harpoons were involved
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.
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.
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As we celebrate and commemorate our military service members this Veteran's Day, one group of angel investors is looking to help make an even larger commitment to those who have served: They're going to fund their startups.
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Is this MIT physicist the Meryl Streep of science? There's certainly good reason to mention both names in the same breath — Mildred Dresselhaus and the Academy Award-winning actress were both named Presidential Medal of Freedom awardees by the White House on Monday. Read More
On Monday, it was announced on that Israeli airline El Al will begin offering direct flights between Boston and Israel starting in the summer of 2015. It's a move that may be a boon for the innovation ecospheres in both cities. Read More