Mike Farrell is a technology reporter for the Boston Globe Business section. He previously served as both editor and reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, and has reported from Asia, the Middle East and throughout the U.S. He is married with two children and lives in Roslindale.
MIT had a huge showing at this year’s TED Conference, the prestigious get-together in Vancouver for global do-gooders and big thinkers. Seven of this year’s speakers are affiliated with the MIT Media Lab, the center known of its cutting-edge technology tinkering. They included the lab’s co-founder Nicholas Negroponte and its current directorÂ Joi Ito. Media Lab Prof. Hugh Herr explained how he designed a prosthetic leg for Boston Marathon bombing victim Adrianne Haslet-Davis.More →
One of the leaders of the prestigious Broad Institute will become the next president of the Kendall Square Association, a Cambridge business group that includes the likes of Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
Every time you pop the car into gear and pull away from home, work, or out on errands, your vehicle creates a trail of digital data: how far you drive in a year, how much gas you use, even whether you could have taken the MBTA or walked.More →
Twitter’s Cambridge employees have a new place to roost.
The San Francisco company set up in Kendall Square last year after acquiring two local startups, Crashlytics and Bluefin Labs. Since then, it has been hiring plenty of engineering talent for the outpost that had been split between two offices. Now, they are under one roof.More →