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Back in Boston
Recommendation startup Nara Logics adds Jana Eggers as president
Nara CTO Nathan Wilson, President Jana Eggers, and CEO Tom Copeman.
Tech exec Jana Eggers is returning to Boston after a three-year stint in South Carolina. Eggers, a former senior executive at Lycos, Intuit, and Spreadshirt, joined Cambridge-based Nara Logics this week as president. The personalization and recommendation startup has raised $7 million from investors since its founding in 2010. Read More
Parallel entrepreneurs
One is not enough: Let's start two
Phil Beauregard (left) listens as partner Matt Grace makes a presentation to team members at Objective Logistics, one of two companies Beauregard and Grace have founded together. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
Sitting behind the computer monitor on Phil Beauregard’s cluttered desk at a startup called Objective Logistics is a hardcover book published in 2011: the authorized biography of Steve Jobs. Jobs managed to pull off something that is rarer in the business world than a no-hitter is in baseball. For about a decade after his return to Apple in 1997, Jobs ran two successful public companies, Apple and Pixar, simultaneously. Read More
Everything's political
Leland Cheung—‘liaison to the innovation economy’ for lieutenant governor?
Leland Cheung, a member of the Cambridge city council. (JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

He’s an MIT Sloan grad and former venture capitalist who loves to talk about the tech economy while he's out running for lieutenant governor. I'm referring, of course, to Leland Cheung, a Cambridge city councilor who thinks he’s best positioned to revive the seemingly pointless position (and the Globe editorial page agrees).

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Closing the gap
The scientifically (un)proven way to work with female entrepreneurs
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One of the hardest things about the issues women are facing in tech these days is that there are some solutions to the mess, but nobody is talking about them. We’re all talking about the Tinder Travesty, the Berlin Deal, and a multitude of other Sexism-in-Tech debacles, but isn't it time to figure out some work-arounds? Read More
Upgrading your weekend
WiGo aspires to be the app that coordinates social life on campus
WiGo founder and CEO Ben Kaplan, left, with co-founder and CTO Giuliano Giacaglia. (Photo by Scott Kirsner / BetaBoston.)
It's one of the enduring questions of campus life: What's everyone doing tonight? An app born on the campus of Holy Cross in Worcester, WiGo, wants to provide a visual answer, showing you photos of friends who plan to go out, and letting you "tap" others you'd like to encourage to come along. Read More
Market forces
Beyond Pricing will help Boston Airbnb hosts adjust rates based on demand
Airbnb host Jen Lawrence rents a pull-out couch in the living room of her Somerville home. (Photo by Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
If you've ever tried to book a flight during February's school vacation weeks, or a hotel in Arizona in August, you've seen demand-based pricing in action. In some cities, even parking meters adjust their prices based on how many spots are left on a block. Now a San Francisco startup, Beyond Pricing, is bringing demand-based pricing to people who rent out their homes — or just spare rooms — through Airbnb. The free service adjusts the price of a condo in the North End or a spare bedroom in Back Bay up or down, based on how much demand exists on each specific night of the year. Read More