Social Commentary
An interview with danah boyd, author of 'It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens' (and drag queens)
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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
Take the Leap
Ministry of Supply's Kit Hickey rebooted her career from investment banker to a successful entrepreneur...You can too!
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Kit Hickey, one of the co-founders of Boston-based fashion tech company Ministry of Supply, is featured prominently in a recent article in Outside Magazine. In the piece by Abe Streep that focuses on finding your dream job and "rebooting your career," Hickey is held up as an example of how using skills developed in one career can lead to a successful transition to a "dream job." Read More