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Last days of Aereo
Aereo's end: A major setback for innovators, or correct outcome for a flawed idea?
While Aereo's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today confirms something we saw coming since the company announced the close of its Boston office and operations a few weeks ago, the final chapter to the Aereo story offers an opportunity to look into what went wrong for the company. Read More
California Love
Drizly alcohol delivery service lands in LA
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Since launching in Boston last year, Drizly, the alcohol delivery app, has expanded its services to Manhattan and Brooklyn, and, just last week, to Chicago and the Hamptons as well.   Last week, the company also announced that it had raised $2.5 million to complete a $4.8 million seed round on funding. Part of that announcement was the news that Drizly was targeting Los Angeles as the next location that it wanted to launch its service. Read More
Cloud Mayhem
What really happened with Box and the Intralinks/docTrackr deal
Intralinks doctracr
While last week's acquisition of Boston-based content security company docTrackr by enterprise content sharing platform Intralinks sent some ripples through the cloud sharing space, the behind-the-scenes action of the deal gives some insight into what may be going on at both companies as well as Silicon Valley-based Box, a company that has filed paperwork to go public. Read More
Boston Opens Up
Mayor Walsh opens up Boston's online data
Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)
Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed an executive order Monday night to make the city’s data -- information such as restaurant inspections, crime statistics, emergency response times, and liquor licenses -- accessible to the public and published online for software developers to create web pages and mobile applications. Read More
Boston, Open City?
City Councilor Michelle Wu proposes open data ordinance for Boston
On Monday, Boston City Councilor At Large Michelle Wu filed an "open data ordinance," aimed at requiring the city's agencies and departments to make their various datasets available online, using publicly developed open standards. The ordinance will be proposed at the Boston City Council's meeting on Wednesday. Read More
Drizly going hipster - launches Android app and Brooklyn service
(PRNewsFoto/Drizly, Inc.)
Drizly has always been a company with a little more so-called "hipster" caché than most tech startups. The company's first office was in Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood, one of the city's few remaining outposts for indie music and "so-old-your-dad-hung-out-there" dive bars. Most recently they've set up shop in Fort Point, a section of Boston still trying to hold tight to its artist/startup identity. Read More