Unpaused?
Aereo: We're not dead yet!
After its Supreme Court loss, Aereo said it was going to pause its streaming television operations, not halt them. Today we got a look at the streaming television service's next gambit: The company now says it is a cable provider, and as such is eligible to pay statutory licensing fees to resume live streaming operations, while running its time-shifted video recording service more or less as it had been. Read More
New VC star?
Procyon Ventures, focusing on data and analytics, is newest venture firm in Cambridge
Procyon Ventures founder Millie Liu.
A new early-stage investment firm named after a star in the constellation Canis Minor has made a trio of investments since starting up earlier this year. I'd heard rumblings about the existence of Procyon Ventures a few months back, but didn't get founding partner Millie Liu on the phone until yesterday. Read More
Teach the Children Well
Panorama Education - recent moves and new hires don't follow the traditional ed tech playbook
Panorama co-founder and CEO Aaron Feuer.
Since moving from California to Boston last fall, Panorama Education, which uses and analyzes surveys to make schools, teachers, and education as a whole better, has strived to break the common ed tech startup mold by being a bit more like a traditional software startup or consumer tech company. That trend continues with some recent developments. Read More
May the (Work)Force Be With You
OnForce, a pioneer in the 'gig economy,' at the forefront of what's next
Image 'closeup of a network hub' via Shutterstock
Ten years ago, Lexington-based OnForce established itself as one of the first companies to take advantage of a shift in how organizations balanced in-house workforces and outside contractors needed for more specific and challenging tasks, often in the information technology field. Today, OnForce is at the crossroads of a generational shift in how workers and businesses connect amid a surge in freelance careers. Read More