Borchers covers the intersection of business and government and the business of sports for the Boston Globe. Previously he was editor of Citizen’s News in Naugatuck, Conn. and a political correspondent for the Globe. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University.
In an era of on-demand video and ad-skipping software, businesses are eager to make commercial messages look like news in the eyes of readers and, more importantly, in the eyes of search engine algorithms, those mysterious computer programs that determine where so much Internet traffic winds up.More →
A dozen entrepreneurs, technology workers and venture capitalists paraded before a legislative committee to support five bills arguing that noncompetes hurt the state economy by hampering people who want to advance their careers or start new ventures.More →
Tech companies large and small are once again squaring off over the use of non-competition clauses in worker contracts. Venture capitalists and the startup companies they back want to ditch the agreements in most cases.More →
It may be the fastest-growing newsroom in Boston, and it does not even belong to a media company. Playbook, the sports information site launched late last year by fantasy gaming firm DraftKings Inc., has exploded from a staff of two to a team of 25 in just six months.More →
The National Football League piloted an on-field player tracking capability last season that it hails as the future of scouting — and of cool television graphics. But a lawsuit filed this week alleges the firm that licensed the system, Zebra Technologies Corp. of Lincolnshire, Ill., stole it from a company in Haverhill, Lynx System Developers Inc. More →
Though not designed specifically for sports, the apps Meerkat and Periscope have professional sports leagues nervous, as every touchdown, buzzer beater, or other action that television networks pay huge sums to broadcast, and which cable and satellite subscribers write fat monthly checks to watch, could be shown for free by the guy with an iPhone in Section 12.More →
Walk into many high-tech workspaces in Boston and you’ll notice a few things missing from the typical office layout. There are no cubicles, no assigned seats and no desks — only rows of up-for-grabs tables designed to create an open, collaborative environment.More →