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Taking off
Hopper launches mobile app to make saving money on flights easier and less painful
Screenshots of new Hopper app
Perhaps you've been cooped up in the house for the past 24 hours and are going stir crazy. Or maybe you're back at work, and your body is still aching from shoveling. Either way a vacation probably sounds like a good idea right now. So it's more than convenient that Cambridge-based Hopper, a company that collects data on airlines and flight costs to find customers the best deals, launched a mobile app in the Apple iOS App Store today that will send users notifications when the cheapest flights are available for the destinations they're hoping to travel to. Read More
Spy vs. Spy
President Obama, David Cameron announce 'Cambridge v. Cambridge' hackathon
President Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron at a news conference at the East Room of the White House Jan. 16. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron announced a hackathon on Friday that is panning out to be the great cybersecurity smackdown of 2015. The pair are pitting wonks and nerds on either side of the Atlantic against each other in a battle called "Cambridge v. Cambridge."  Read More
New Head Coach
CoachUp adds Princeton Review vet as new CEO
CoachUp's John Kelley and Jordan Fliegel
Boston-based athlete-to-coach connector CoachUp announced this morning that John Kelley, a former executive at The Princeton Review, will be stepping into the role of the four-year-old company's chief executive. CoachUp founder Jordan Fliegel will continue to work as the president and will remain a member of the company's board of directors. Read More
No more Windows Pains?
Reddo Mobility raises $4.25 million to bring Windows apps to mobile devices
Photo via Reddo Mobility
Reddo Mobility, a spin out of enterprise HTML5 software services company Gizmox, announced it has raised $4.25 million in new funding today. The funds will help it expand its software services that allow Windows desktop applications to run on mobile devices and other non-Microsoft computer platforms, which could make accessing propriety business software a whole lot easier on mobile phones and tablets. Read More
A new year, a new start
Investing, identity, ice cream: Six New Year's resolutions for Boston startups
Fireworks over Boston Harbor at midnight on new year's eve. (Photo: Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)
My pants are too tight. My blood sugar is all out of whack and I am pretty sure that I did something terrible to the Jello mold at the company office party. It looks like the holiday season has passed us and that the new year is finally upon us. It’s time for us to resolve to do better in 2015. Read More