It's no secret that Boston is a robotics hub. Companies and labs have spawned underwater explorers, robotic gardeners, delivery drones and more. If you can imagine it, it's probably happening. So it was little surprise when the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars, passed through the city this week to visit local technology companies and spread the word about its launch in hopes of recruiting up-and-coming robotics startups to apply for its program.
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced this afternoon that former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick will be joining the school this spring as a visiting innovation fellow at the MIT Innovation Initiative. Read More
With great power comes great responsibility, and to Facebook, that means using its platform for the recovery of missing children.
Today, Facebook announced that it was partnering with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to add AMBER alerts to the Facebook news feed system.
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Boston-based peerTransfer announced today that it has raised $22 million in funding to support its platform that simplifies the process for international college students to pay their tuition. Read More
The next startup off the assembly line at Boston-based Blade will focus on a headache that pretty much everyone has: How do you keep track of and share the best photos you take? Some of them may wind up on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook — or perhaps on the front of your holiday card. But the majority "remain locked away on our digital devices," Lineage Labs contends, "rarely finding the right way or the right time to be shared and enjoyed."