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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 […]

Grammy Awards marketing exec will be keynote speaker at Boston’s FutureM conference



Grammy Awards marketing exec will be keynote speaker at Boston’s FutureM conference

From: bizjournals.com Marketing an event year-round whose tagline is “music’s biggest night” would likely be a challenge for any experienced marketer. But that’s exactly what Evan Greene, chief marketing officer for the Grammy Awards is in charge of. Greene will be offering insights related to how he leverages technology, big data and social media to keep the […]

Public opinion of big business improves, but small business still rules



Public opinion of big business improves, but small business still rules

From: bizjournals.com As the economy improves, more Americans have a positive view of big business, but they’re still more likely to trust small business. That’s according to a survey conducted by the Public Affairs Council, a trade association for public affairs professionals. The survey found that 69 percent of Americans have a very or somewhat favorable opinion […]

My 5 favorite apps for business: Ingar Grev



My 5 favorite apps for business: Ingar Grev

From: bizjournals.com Here are Ingar Grev’s favorite smartphone apps. Grev is the founder of The Strategy Tank, a think tank for CEOs, and owner of the Washington, D.C.-area franchise of The Growth Coach. 1. Evernote If you’re a business person and aren’t using Evernote, I urge you to stop reading this article and download the app now. I […]