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Startups are seeking access to city’s startup czar



Startups are seeking access to city’s startup czar

From: betaboston.com Last week, the City of Boston announced that it has named Rory Cuddyer as its new startup czar. As outlined in Mayor Martin Walsh’s State of the City address in January, the position will oversee StartHub, described as “a regional program to support the startup community and help entrepreneurs grow their ideas and […]

Liquor enforcement funding should increase, treasurer says



Liquor enforcement funding should increase, treasurer says

From: bostonglobe.com Reinforcements could soon be on the way for the state’s liquor enforcement agency—politics permitting. New Treasurer Deborah Goldberg asked the state Legislature Tuesday to boost the funding of the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, or ABCC, by nearly $1 million, saying she plans to add new investigators to police the casinos that are scheduled […]

German Parliament approves quota for female directors



German Parliament approves quota for female directors

From: bostonglobe.com BERLIN — Germany’s Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe’s biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year. The quota will apply to the directors of more than 100 listed companies, though not to their management boards. Another […]

Can 50-somethings rekindle that old startup magic?



Can 50-somethings rekindle that old startup magic?

From: bostonglobe.com In the late 1980s, Jon Hirschtick was part of one of those fresh-from-the-lab MIT start-ups in Kendall Square. He and his co-founders were in their 20s, and they understood more than most people about how computers were about to upend the way products were designed and manufactured — a field called CAD, for […]

Was quantitative easing best way to boost US economy?



Was quantitative easing best way to boost US economy?

In the years since the financial crisis, the central banks of most advanced countries have been trying to restore growth by pumping money into their economies and buying up government debt and other assets, a process known as quantitative easing. The scale of the interventions has been eye-popping: The balance sheet of the US Federal […]

Clypd opens up more programmatic television tools to ad firms and media companies



Clypd opens up more programmatic television tools to ad firms and media companies

Just as the Internet has learned to track your digital habits, sending you ads that follow your buying and surfing patterns, programmatic television advertising promises to make television ads more direct and personalized to consumers’ habits. This week, Somerville-based programmatic TV advertising company clypd announced that it has released a standalone enterprise-focused product that it […]