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People spent 621 billion minutes using mobile apps in June, meaning good biz for Boston-area firms



People spent 621 billion minutes using mobile apps in June, meaning good biz for Boston-area firms

People across the U.S. spent a whopping 621 billion minutes using mobile apps during the month of June, up 52 percent during the same period last year, according to a BI Intelligence report released Sept. 5. In case you were wondering, that’s equal to about 14,945 human lifetimes (calculated using the average life expectancy, about 79 years, […]

Boston’s Oasys finds partner in China for water purification tech



Boston’s Oasys finds partner in China for water purification tech

Boston’s Oasys Water, which specializes in water treatment technology, struck a deal with a Chinese power company to purify waste water from a coal-fired plant, the company announced Tuesday. Changzing Power Plant in Zhejiang province will use Oasys’ forward-osmosis “Zero Liquid Discharge” technology to clean and reuse water at the rate of  172,700 gallons of water per day. It could be in place […]

Arbella’s Donohue chosen to receive CEO leadership award



Arbella’s Donohue chosen to receive CEO leadership award

From: bizjournals.com Arbella Insurance Group’s President and CEO John Donohue has been chosen to receive the 2014 Lewis Family Foundation CEO Social Leadership Award as part of the Boston Business Journal’s annual Corporate Citizenship Summit. The award, which is funded by the Lewis Family Foundation, recognizes exceptional civic leadership by executives in the Boston business community. Donohue spearheaded […]

Google acquires Boston visual effects startup Zync



Google acquires Boston visual effects startup Zync

From: bizjournals.com Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) has acquiredZync, a cloud-based visual effects service that spun out of Boston’s Zero VFX. Zync was founded about five years ago and offers technology for visual designers and artists in the film industry. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. This is the second film-related acquisition that Google has made in […]

Cambridge Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Bike with Copenhagen Wheel



Cambridge Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Bike with Copenhagen Wheel

From: http://bdcwire.com/ Within the first twenty feet, Andrew Schmidt was sold on it. Prior to his first visit to Superpedestrian’s office in Cambridge, Schmidt knew enough about the Copenhagen Wheel to see the potential. He had been introduced to the electric bike startup by a friend. The Superpedestrian team was looking for someone to do the […]

Boston’s biggest tech crowdfunders of 2014



Boston’s biggest tech crowdfunders of 2014

Jibo — multi-purpose “social robot” for the home (Jibo of Weston) • A robotic countertop assistant that can snap family photos, remind you of the day’s schedule, relay messages, entertain children with interactive stories, and facilitate videoconferences (read more) • Raised: $1.6 million on Indiegogo so far; campaign ends Friday (Pictured: Jibo founder Cynthia Breazeal and software architect Jonathan Ross […]

The New Face of Harvard Square



The New Face of Harvard Square

A triangular structure looms over Harvard Square, its large windows beaming light onto the street. Ribbons wrap around its granite columns and murals decorate the walls inside. The building houses Curious George and Friends, a store remembered fondly by Cantabridgians as a friendly neighborhood bookstore. It closed four years ago and stood vacant, its windows […]

Free online Lecture



Free online Lecture

Subscribe http://goo.gl/mCk79U. Lecture by International Certificate! Speaker: Dr. Roberta Donato, professional enshrined in the international area. Training in International Business and Law, Master of International Affairs (Ohio University) and LL.M. (Georgetown University Law Center). Day: August 8 Hour: 6 p.m. Local: live and online lecture. Theme “Analyze the risks of internationalization” The MIB (Massachusetts Institute […]