At local tech startups like Insight Squared, Cogo Labs, and Bullhorn, there’s a new, free-flowing beverage making an appearance in the office kitchen: cold brew coffee, dispensed from its own kegerator.More →
When the Web software company Acquia moved to downtown Boston from its former home in Burlington, chief executive Tom Erickson’s interest in the look and feel of the new headquarters didn’t stop at his own office.More →
David Harris of the Boston Business Journal is reporting a shakeup at Boston-based collaboration connectivity services company LogMeIn, as its chief financial officer, Jim Kelliher, is departing the company and moving to Waltham-based virtualized data management company Actifio.More →
In boom times for the tech industry, the bands playing the private parties and customer conferences get more recognizable. This year, acts like OK Go, Parliament Funkadelic, and the Dropkick Murphys have played for fist-pumping crowds of social media mavens, digital publishing gurus, and roboticists.More →
Acquia held its first ever conference in Boston this week, Acquia/Engage, and none other than George “Atomic Dog” Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic showed up at Royale on Tuesday to play for the company’s executives, employees, clients, and potential customers.More →
Acquia, a Burlington-based startup that develops products and services to enhance the open source publishing platform Drupal, is holding its first customer conference in Boston this week. Among the announcements is a new product called ContextDB, focused on helping companies market to and communicate with customers as they move from mobile devices to laptops to brick-and-mortar stores. Acquia has raised about $120 million from investors, including Amazon.com and North Bridge Venture Partners, and is often mentioned as a near-term candidate for an initial public offering.More →
In some ways, Boston’s tech community—while highly active and growing—seems like it’s playing in the minor leagues. And yet the potential is there to play in the majors, provided that more companies succeed at growing large and staying independently owned over the long term (becoming major hirers and acquirers along the way).
I have started to worry that instead of being in the press box for a Major League Baseball game, all of us who observe and cover the Boston tech scene are instead sitting in the aluminum bleachers of a Little League match that will end with a 24-19 score, and all of the players getting a trophy.More →