After a small lull in what seemed like an endless stream of news coming out of the startup and tech community, we are back with a breakdown of some of the great stories flying under the radar this week. Read More
If there's one population of people who might like to forget some of the text messages they've sent in the past (possibly after a big booze-fueled night out), it's college kids. And another set of people who would like to see some past messages disappear? The guys who played a role in founding Tinder, Sean Rad and Justin Mateen, who drew heat earlier this year for their inappropriate text messages.
Today, Rad and Mateen are being held up as prominent investors in the seed round of funding for the Boston-based WiGo, which stands for Who Is Going Out? The app was designed for college campuses and allows users to connect for social engagements and share what they are up to, and specifically where they are, on any given night out. Read MoreCold Corporate Office LandDoes the Innovation District really need a human touch? #TellBeta
There are some people who are pro-Olympics. Others simply say no to trying to bring the 2024 Summer Games to Boston. I am proposing we skip the skeet shooting and squat-lifting and instead do something entirely different: Let’s grab a gold medal for achieving something more important than putting on a Really Big Show.
Read MoreNext Gen Civic LeaderBoston's first ever chief digital officer is a millennial, of course
Lauren Lockwood, Boston's first ever chief digital officer, is a Vassar and Harvard Business School graduate who spent startup time at Hourly Nerd and did a consulting stint at Morgan Stanley.
Those are great qualifications, but perhaps most to her credit, Lockwood is 28 — a bona fide millennial who understands that a smartphone can feel like a surgically attached extension of your arm and probably joined Facebook back when the invites were circulating among college sophomores with .edu e-mail addresses.
Acquia held its first ever conference in Boston this week, Acquia/Engage, and none other than George "Atomic Dog" Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic showed up at Royale on Tuesday to play for the company's executives, employees, clients, and potential customers.
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