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."
Read MoreInnovation EconomyTrolling campuses for the next Facebook
It's one of the enduring questions of campus life: What's everyone doing tonight?
An app born on the campus of Holy Cross in Worcester, WiGo, wants to provide a visual answer, showing you photos of friends who plan to go out, and letting you "tap" others you'd like to encourage to come along.
Read MoreCraigslist killer?New mobile startup Classy wants to facilitate campus commerce
The startup factory Blade is unveiling its first project today: an iPhone app called Classy that wants to supplant Craigslist and Facebook as the dominant way of buying and selling things on college campuses.
Just in time for the mass migration back to Boston this month...
The big opening party for Paul English's Blade Network startup space is tomorrow night, and when I dropped by on Monday morning, construction crews were scrambling to get everything finished. English, the co-founder and former chief technology officer at Kayak, wants it to become a supercollider for consumer tech, art, and music in Boston. And in terms of designing a dazzling environment, he's definitely aiming high.
Read MoreNew venture factory Blade adds veterans of Zappos, iRobot, Cisco
The team has been expanding over at Blade, the startup factory in Fort Point Channel that doesn't officially open its doors until later this month. Blade's founding trio all came from Kayak, the travel-planning site that has its technology operations in Concord, but they've recently been adding veterans of iRobot, Millennial Media, Cisco, and Zappos.
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