After an expected uptick of interest following its debut, the Apple Watch couldn’t topple broader consumer interest in step-counters and other fitness trackers. But a research firm says consumers appear happier with their smartwatches.More →
DraftKings, the Boston-based fantasy sports company, announced on Wednesday the opening of three more branded fantasy sports lounges in National Football League stadiums, including the home of the Patriots.More →
Bang your head against the wall. Stand like a flamingo and whisper “om.” Or, scream from the top of a building.
On Tuesday night, about 25 stressed-out young professionals stood on the Cambridge Center Roof Garden and let out a 60-second howl – not counting pauses for breath – at the inaugural Scream Club event.More →
MIT spinout WiTricity makes systems that can send electricity through the air using magnetic fields. Medical equipment makers are getting more interested in using that tech to ditch the cords and wires that connect their products to electric power.More →
For the first time, the Techstars Boston accelerator program for startups will wrap up with two separate showcases next week. On Monday, about 100 venture capitalists and individual angel investors who have put money into Techstars companies in the past — or have supported the program in other ways — will get a first glimpse at this year’s cohort. Then on Tuesday, the startups will present to a larger crowd at the Back Bay Event Center.More →
The maker of one of the earliest fitness-tracking apps for smartphones, Boston-based Runkeeper, cut almost 30 percent of its staff last week. Founder and CEO Jason Jacobs says via e-mail that the layoffs were not “in response to market conditions,” but rather part of a shift in focus from purely attracting lots of users to wringing more revenue from those users.More →