Time for a good Thync
What we know about Thync's brain-zapping wearable mood enhancer
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On the 14th floor of the Prudential Center in downtown Boston, a startup called Thync has been quietly zapping the brains of more than 2,000 volunteers, refining a product that will relax you with low doses of electricity applied to your head. Thync just raised $13 million from a group of undisclosed investors, and Khosla Ventures is among them. Here's what else we know. Read More
Up on the roof
Is this the coolest "office" in Boston's Innovation District?
John Stoddard, "founding farmer" at Higher Ground Farm.
On a warm September morning, it's hard to imagine a better place to work that the rooftop above the Boston Design Center. There's a fantastic view of downtown through an archway, the harbor is sparkling, and a cruise ship is parked at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal next door. And at Higher Ground Farm, their casual Friday dress code likely differs a bit from casual Friday at your office... Read More
Social Commentary
An interview with danah boyd, author of 'It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens' (and drag queens)
Photo via <a href="http://www.danah.org/itscomplicated/">danah.org</a>
If you've read danah boyd's new book, "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" you'll understand just how complicated online privacy, identity, and the use of real names on Facebook can be. Boyd is a Research Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and also a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Boyd is in Boston this week to deliver a keynote address at the Marketing Profs B2B Conference in Copley Square. I caught up with her and asked her a few questions about her new book and other issues surrounding online privacy. Read More
New gig for Grace
Executive shuffle at Objective Logistics and Rekindle
Phil Beauregard and Matt Grace, co-founders of the Boston startups Objective Logistics and Rekindle. (Photo by Joanne Rathe / Globe Staff)
I wrote last month about parallel entrepreneurship: founders who are involved with more than one startup at a time. One of the examples was the team of Phil Beauregard and Matt Grace, who started the restaurant management software company Objective Logistics in 2009, and the social app Rekindle this year. Read More
Innovating Pharma Delivery
PillPack raises $8.75 million; pre-sorted pill packets gain momentum
(image via PillPack)
PillPack, the Somerville-based medication management company, announced this morning that it has raised $8.75 million in a round of funding led by Accel Partners. The round was joined by Atlas Venture as well as High Line Venture Partners, QueensBridge Venture Partners, and individual investors Andy Palmer and David Tisch. Read More