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Big Oracle Moves
New Oracle chief exec is Brookline's Safra Catz, could another Bostonian rise in the ranks?
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The big news in the tech world today is that Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison is moving from his role at the head of the company and will now be Oracle's chief technology officer and executive chairman. Ellison's replacements—yes, two chief executives—have already been appointed. One is Mark Hurd, who had been co-president of the company. The other co-CEO is his fellow co-president, Safra Catz. Read More
Guardians of the (Data) Galaxy
Verdasys becomes Digital Guardian, focuses on protecting data even after a security breach
Digital Guardian
Verdasys Systems has long been known in the security space for its Digital Guardian product; so much so, in fact, that the company is officially rebranding under the name of its banner product. Starting on Tuesday, the company will be known at Digital Guardian by Veradys. Read More
The Parent Market
Care.com taking steps to become the all-in-one, mom-geared family care site
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Waltham-based Care.com (NYSE: CRCM), which has been the only local tech company to go public in a year when many Boston tech IPOs were expected, released its second-quarter numbers last week, showing increased growth of its total members. More important for the continued success of the online family care company may be the two pieces of news that came as the second quarter was ending: The acquisition of social commerce platform Citrus Lane and the launch of its BigTent mobile app. Read More
The chosen
Constant Contact invites four startups to its new InnoLoft workspace in Waltham
Construction workers putting finishing touches on Constant Contact's new InnoLoft space in Waltham. (Courtesy of Constant Contact.)
Earlier this year, the digital marketing firm Constant Contact said that it was creating a new space to house startups that serve small business customers. Today, the company is announcing the first group of four businesses selected for what Constant Contact has dubbed the Small Business InnoLoft. In addition to office space and mentorship from Constant Contact employees and other startup experts, the companies chosen get $10,000 in marketing money. Read More
STIR it up
Autodesk puts out welcome mat for startups at its Waltham site
Autodesk senior director Rick Rundell in the STIR space in Waltham (that's "Startups-In-Residence").
Without making a splashy announcement, Autodesk started inviting startups to shack up at its Waltham facility last month. There are about 20 desks dedicated to what the company calls its STIR program, for Startups-In-Residence. And the maker of engineering and design software has already filled about half that space with three fledgling companies, according to Autodesk senior director Rick Rundell, and there are plans to bring in several more over the summer. Read More