When SimpliVity raised its $58 million venture capital round in November, the Westborough company had 125 employees. Eight months later, the firm's staff has crossed 300 amid strong demand for its data center technology, chief executive Doron Kempel said in an interview.Read MoreTop DollarThe top 10 VC deals in Boston for June
Zerto, an Israel-founded disaster recovery software firm with its US headquarters in Boston, today announced it’s raised $26 million in Series D funding to expand its business and make new hires, including in Boston.
In May CSAIL will commemorate a half-century of computer science at MIT with “MAC50,” a two-day symposium that both reflects on MIT’s history and explores the future of computing, with talks on robotics, artificial intelligence, big data, privacy, and other pressing topics.
Read MoreNet neutralityShould the feds regulate the Web? Let the debate begin
Plenty of people inside and outside the tech industry want the Internet to remain “neutral” — believing that content companies shouldn’t be allowed to get preferential treatment for a fee.
But a proposal for how to keep net neutrality intact may be controversial, too. Today, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said the government may need to bring regulation to Internet service providers in order to preserve a "free and open Internet."
Within developer management circles, mention of the "Mythical Man-Month" draws knowing nods from anyone who has ever tackled even a moderate-sized project that ran late: It's the concept that throwing more money and people at a project generally just makes it later. But throwing more — more people, more money, more time — at projects seems to be the marching orders when it comes to the state's moderately ambitious technical projects.
Read MoreStorage warsBillion-dollar club member Actifio expands data storage software
Already one of the Boston area’s fastest-growing tech companies for its data storage technology, the Waltham-based firm today announced the first in a series of planned expansions of its product portfolio.