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  • Posted: Fri, 20 October 2017 17:17:17 UTC
    At the end of the movie The Big Short, viewers are informed that Michael Burry – the man who predicted the 2008 worldwide financial crisis years before anyone else – is now focused on investing in one commodity: water. Nowadays, the signals that water is becoming increasingly valuable are evident even to people without Micheal’s […]
  • Posted: Fri, 20 October 2017 16:17:56 UTC
    You just bought a new pad. You found a roommate. You packed your things. There’s only one thing standing in your way: moving. If you live in Boston, there’s a pretty high chance you don’t own a truck, or even a car. So where do you look first? Usually U-Haul, some other corporate moving service […]
  • Posted: Fri, 20 October 2017 14:51:35 UTC
    The financial data is clear: companies with more women on board outperform boards with fewer women with regard to return on sales, return on equity, and return on invested capital. And yet, women hold just 19.7 percent of board seats and only 14.5 percent of board seats in tech. Lest you think it’s just a […]
  • Posted: Thu, 19 October 2017 16:56:11 UTC
    After The Boston Globe reported that Facebook is planning to hire more than 500 employees for its new office in Cambridge, we reached out to Ryan Mack, Facebook Boston site lead, to learn more about the move and the company’s hiring plans. “We’re always hiring,” Mack said in an interview. “We’re actively recruiting and I’d be happy […]
  • Posted: Wed, 18 October 2017 17:31:10 UTC
    You may have planned a hiking trip, but you may not know until the day before that the rain is likely to ruin the party. So the question becomes: how are you going to save the weekend? People facing this scenario can now use The Weather Channel app to get recommendations for things to do […]
  • Posted: Wed, 18 October 2017 16:37:16 UTC
    While the debate continues over how much of an impact robotics and automation will have on human jobs, Veo Robotics is betting on a different kind of future: a close and fluid collaboration between humans and machines. With a system designed to give factory robots awareness of the human workers around them, the Cambridge startup […]
  • Posted: Wed, 18 October 2017 13:31:19 UTC
    It’s year three of Rev Boston, and we’ve got a new group of women in Boston tech who you should know. Rev is an event and award for the top women in Boston tech. The common thread that unites them: they’re our bet on who’s going to be running this ecosystem in a few years, […]
  • Posted: Tue, 17 October 2017 15:11:16 UTC
    Markley’s data center in Boston has something in common with the Leaky Cauldron in London, the fictional magic pub that is featured in the Harry Potter saga: you cannot find it until you know it’s there. That’s why Morgan Woodruff, an executive of the company, called it “an urban secret.” None of the customers of Macy’s […]
  • Posted: Tue, 17 October 2017 03:24:06 UTC
    After shutting down in April, transportation startup Bridj is getting resurrected more than 10,000 miles away from its founding city of Boston. Bridj plans to relaunch later this year in Sydney, Australia, after it was acquired by Australian transportation operator Transit Systems, according to a message published to Bridj’s Facebook page on Friday. Bridj’s Twitter account and website […]
  • Posted: Mon, 16 October 2017 16:15:49 UTC
    Cambridge-based startup Woobo has launched the first edition of its educational toy for children – a talkative, furry round animal with a high-pitched voice, a variety of gender-neutral activities for kids, a short USB port-shaped tail and a planned retail price of $199. According to the company’s co-founder and CEO Feng Tan, Woobo (which is the name […]