Hiawatha Bray is a technology writer for the Boston Globe Business section. He has contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines including Wired, Fast Company and Black Enterprise. He received an Overseas Press Club award for his series on the Internet in Africa.
Massachusetts companies were well represented, including a surprising newcomer–Boston-based insurance company Liberty Mutual Group, which is promoting a smartphone app to track its customers’ driving habits.More →
Jim Speltz, the former chief executive of specialty retailer Brookstone Holdings Corp., has signed on as chief operating officer of Boston-based Teikametrics LLC, which provides management software for online retailers who sell through Amazon.com.More →
I haven’t seen many dead-awful gadgets or programs in 2015. In truth, I’ve avoided them; I only get so much space in the paper, so why waste it on rubbish? Here, then, is the good stuff: my favorite tech of 2015.More →
Providence-based Gilbane, one of the nation’s biggest construction companies, is making a bold bet on new technology from a Massachusetts firm that could save lives during mass shooting incidents such as the recent terrorist attack in San Bernadino, Calif.More →
A new study from the Industrial Performance Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds that the state’s doing pretty well at launching new companies and growing them to substantial size. But the state is still burdened by a shortage of “super-scale” companies, the kind that generate multiple billions in revenue.More →
Collaborative Consulting, a privately held consulting firm in Burlington, says it will soon open a “delivery center” in Waterville, Maine, where workers will develop specialized software for corporate and government clients. The new center will bring 200 information technology jobs to the area, said John Williams, chief strategy officer. In addition, Collaborative announced an alliance with Colby College, a highly regarded liberal arts college based in Waterville.More →