Boston, Open City?
City Councilor Michelle Wu proposes open data ordinance for Boston
Michelle Wu (KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
On Monday, Boston City Councilor At Large Michelle Wu filed an "open data ordinance," aimed at requiring the city's agencies and departments to make their various datasets available online, using publicly developed open standards. The ordinance will be proposed at the Boston City Council's meeting on Wednesday. Read More
A high-altitude Lyft?
Airpooler wants to let you hitch a ride on private planes
A plane prepares to take off at Hanscom Field in Bedford.
Hate the endless car trip to Bar Harbor, the car-plus-ferry trip to the Vineyard, or the pokey Amtrak to Albany? A startup called Airpooler is launching in Boston this week with a speedier solution: hitch a ride on a private plane. Read More
Get well sooner
Mobile health care startup Wellframe raises $1.5 million seed round
wellframe
Boston mobile health care tech startup Wellframe announced today that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Wellframe is a mobile platform that allows outpatients with serious medical issues to stay in close contact with their clinicians, such as nurses or coaches, in the difficult first months after returning home from the hospital. Read More
Work on the go
Blue Cross shows how to move towards the mobile office
[Photo courtesy Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts}
By Emily Klein Flexible workspaces, hydration stations, destination lounges - sounds like the typical environment of a startup or one of the fantastic coworking and business incubators that have been seeded across Cambridge or Boston. But surprisingly in this instance, it’s not. It’s the mobile office future of one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places To Work, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Blue Cross is embracing mobile office concepts as it plans to move its Boston offices from the historic Landmark Center building to 101 Huntington Avenue in 2015. Many are looking forward to what that future holds. Read More
Big City
Boston suddenly finds itself the state’s tech startup capital
Workers at the start-up Localytics in their offices on Tremont Street. Within the Massachusetts tech community Boston is increasingly the place where young companies are setting down roots. A worker has a view of the State House across Tremont street from the offices. 
(Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
Seemingly overnight Boston has become the new startup capital of the state’s tech community, with entrepreneurs moving here for the same reasons many newcomers do: It’s a compact, busy city with convenient public transportation, good restaurants, and lots of people like themselves. Read More