Dennis Keohane is a senior staff writer for BetaBoston. Before becoming the first full-time writer for VentureFizz, he taught at a local private school. During one summer break, he worked with RunKeeper's community management team. A native of Waltham, he currently resides in Natick.
Sometimes, the new personal-tech advances we think will be least useful end up being the ones we come to rely on most.
Withings, a French health-tracking and Internet-of-things company that has its US headquarters in Boston, has developed an array of fitness and wellness products that can do everything from monitor a user’s health and sleep habits to help keeping an eye on a home while being able to detect air quality.
Read MoreThe Long RunMeet the four tech-company founders running their first marathon for local charities
One of the first groups to begin raising money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings was a collection of founders, venture capitalists, and employees from the local tech and innovation community, and startup- and entrepreneur-focused nonprofit TUGG helped lead that effort.
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Cambridge-based digital marketing company HubSpot has made its first acquisition as a public company, picking up Boston-based professional connection application ReKindle.
No terms of the deal were disclosed. Read More
Since it first launched in the spring of 2009, Downtown Crossing-based web marketing firm Localytics has been the most successful — in terms of investment funding raised — Boston Techstars alum for quite some time. But today, with a new $35 million round of funding, the company has raised more investment money than any other company that has taken part in the nationally recognized program. Read MoreOne Test to Assess Them AllSmarterer opens its API, allowing sites to embed its skill assessment tests
Boston-based Rethink Robotics unveiled Baxter, its industrial learning robot in 2012. Since its launch, Baxter has been updated several times, mostly to improve the speed and accuracy of the robot's ability to do automated manufacturing tasks.
But today, Rethink has reimagined its Baxter concept in its newest robot, called Sawyer. Read More
It has been quite a busy week for fantasy sports startups with local connections. First, Fortune reported that Draft Kings is in early talks with Disney about raising money that could value the Boston-based company at more than $1 billion. And today, former StarStreet founders, Jeremy Levine and Nicolo Giorgi announced that their new company has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. Read MoreDoing wellDunwello adding some serious local talent with two new hires