Nidhi Subbaraman is a senior staff writer at BetaBoston, reporting on science, research, technology, and any combination of those. Before this, Subbaraman covered science and tech at NBCNews.com. Her work has also appeared online at MIT Technology Review, Fast Company, New Scientist, Nature News, and others. She hearts robots.
OnCorps, a Cambridge startup backed by the well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Howoritz, on Monday launched its behavioral analytics tool that “intelligently nudges users” toward better decisions, according to OnCorps founder Bob Suh.More →
Announced in September, the BU/MIT Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic is intended to serve as a place where startup founders can seek basic advice about how to register their company or how to distribute ownership to multiple founders. It’s also a place where those who find themselves in advanced legal trouble can seek aid.More →
Royal Philips formally opened its Cambridge research office Wednesday and announced details of a first project: An MIT collaboration that will study the use of ultrasound technology to diagnose brain injuries.More →
A new free software developed at a Harvard robotics lab allows beginners with little programming or robot-building experience to model a pattern for a robot that can then be printed and folded into shape using origami principles.More →
Mobile money transfer apps are getting popular — among them giant PayPal’s Venmo, and Square Cash. Among them Circle is unique, because it didn’t begin as a way to take U.S. dollars from your pocket and put them into your friend’s. Until this week, you could only use the app to send people bitcoin, the virtual currency. More →
Placester, a Boston startup, has been selling website-building tools and marketing software to real estate agents and brokers looking to ease into the e-commerce landscape. This month the company announced two partnerships that will bring its tools to a global customer-base.More →
The company’s newest robot, Sawyer, goes on sale Wednesday and marks the company’s first foray into new applications, including electronics manufacturing. It will also be the first time Rethink sells a manufacturing robot outside North America.More →