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  • Posted: Fri, 22 September 2017 16:30:33 UTC
    If you haven’t heard of Tencent, you may recognize a few subsidiaries that belong to China’s largest internet media company: Supercell, the maker of the popular mobile game Clash of Clans, and Riot Games, the developer behind the popular esports title League of Legends. This weekend, representatives from Tencent Interactive Entertainment and Riot Games will […]
  • Posted: Fri, 22 September 2017 11:00:27 UTC
    Let me set the scene for you. Eva Breitenbach is pursuing her MBA at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. On December 1, 2016 she wakes up and discovers that she cannot move half of her face. Later, she’s diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, a rare neurological disease that translates into a temporary paralysis of a facial […]
  • Posted: Thu, 21 September 2017 16:54:56 UTC
    Ben Shaw has an offer for tech professionals working in major metropolitan hubs: why not ditch the big city and long commutes for a place where you can not only have a rewarding lifestyle, but also a professionally challenging career? That’s what Shaw is offering with Vets First Choice, his Portland-based tech company that has […]
  • Posted: Thu, 21 September 2017 16:45:36 UTC
    People often wonder, “why is our leader putting up with that bully? Everyone knows the guy is a bully. Why does she tolerate that here?” Bullying is the use of intimidation, humiliation, fear, and threats interpersonally. It is not to be confused with directness, assertiveness, or working openly through conflict. People who employ these behaviors […]
  • Posted: Thu, 21 September 2017 14:39:17 UTC
    Here’s a fun fact to start with: The city of Boston played a crucial role in the history of antibiotics, after survivors of the great fire of 1942 were among the first human beings to be successfully treated with penicillin (thanks, Sir Fleming). Seventy-five years later, a Boston-based biotech company is carrying on the fight against […]
  • Posted: Wed, 20 September 2017 16:06:50 UTC
    Snapchat is giving brands a new way to collect information about the preferences and motivations of users, thanks to a new partnership with Boston-based Jebbit. Jebbit announced on Wednesday that it has become Snapchat’s first official lead generation creative partner. This comes a little over a month after the startup announced that it had raised […]
  • Posted: Wed, 20 September 2017 13:27:09 UTC
    HubSpot just scooped up a Chicago startup that creates artificial intelligence chatbots for businesses. The publicly traded company announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Motion AI, a software startup that launched in 2015 that makes it easy for brands to launch their own chatbot service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This marks […]
  • Posted: Wed, 20 September 2017 11:05:50 UTC
    The first device, outside of the smartphone, to monetize our collective obsession with selfies was most likely the selfie stick. Now, on the heels of that modern marvel comes the MOON Selfie – a tiny light that selfie-takers can attach to their smartphones to improve the overall quality of their shots, especially when taken at […]
  • Posted: Tue, 19 September 2017 17:12:05 UTC
    With Apple’s Tuesday release of iOS 11, you can now use Wayfair’s iPhone and iPad apps to preview 3D models of furniture in your home, thanks to the power of augmented reality. The app’s new AR feature for iOS 11 tries to solve a major problem faced by online-only furniture retailers like Wayfair: figuring out […]
  • Posted: Tue, 19 September 2017 13:46:37 UTC
    These are good times for Catalant, the consultant marketplace provider that’s among the sponsor of the upcoming Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit. In June, the company not only closed a $41 million investment, but also moved to a new office in Fort Point. The tech startup backed by Mark Cuban – home to 145 employees – […]