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Innovation Economy
Trolling campuses for the next Facebook
(From left) Barron Roth, John Moore, middle and Luke Sorensen discuss Downtyme during a development meeting at Boston University. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
Two April days, separated by a decade. Two college sophomores walk into the Charles Square complex in Cambridge to meet with prospective investors. They’ve both built apps to help students communicate with friends on campus, and attracted a small community of users. Read More
Brady v. Manning, every week
Draft, a new head-to-head fantasy sports game from StarStreet vets, launches today
Screenshots via Draft
Cambridge's Jeremy Levine has been a longtime player in both the fantasy sports world and the Boston tech community. After selling the assets of StarStreet to Boston-based DraftKings in August, Levine moved to New York to start his next venture, a daily head-to-head fantasy game called Draft, which officially launches today. Read More
through new eyes
Cambridge data challenge invites residents to design a safer city
A cyclist travels down Beacon Street in Somerville. (Photo: Wendy Maeda/Globe staff)
The City of Cambridge is calling on citizens to help identify accident-prone intersections, chart safe paths for kids to bike to school, and flag policy issues that need attention as part of the first ever Street Safety Challenge. The contest opens Friday and Cantabrigians are invited to examine a comprehensive data set of 6,500 road accidents in the city over the last three years, and then share their views or experiences with the city through charts, interactive apps, essays, or performance art pieces.  Read More
The long Orange Silence is over
After quiet period, Dharmesh Shah spills insight into HubSpot's IPO
Dharmesh Shah (image via HubSpot)
In a post today on his blog "On Startups" (a great resource that has a huge following), Cambridge-based HubSpot's co-founder and chief technology officer breaks his long silence, the quiet period that is part of the IPO process and dropped his first post in awhile, one that breaks down his experiences while taking HubSpot public. Read More
Intelligent Biz Investment
InsightSquared gets $13.5 million to continue growing its business intelligence platform
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There is an arms race going on in the business world similar to that in the sports world. Everyone wants to be bigger, faster, and stronger in terms of operations, technology, sales and marketing, and revenue. The key to it all is speed. And in business, that doesn't mean being able to run a 40-yard-dash in 4.15 seconds. It means having access to information fast, and, maybe most important, accurately. Read More
Michievious Journey
Sarah Frisken's 'Made with Mischief' painting app acquired by The Foundry
Image via The Foundry
Last year, I met with Sarah Frisken, a quiet and unassuming local design professor, who introduced me to a design/painting app called Mischief, and I was blown away by what I saw in the tiny startup's demo video. Today, it is being announced that Frisken's startup, now rebranded as Made with Mischief, has been acquired by The Foundry, a London-based creative software company. Read More