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When last we heard from the social app WiGo earlier this year, it was purportedly valued at $15 million and expanding beyond college campuses into the broader population.

The app, born at Holy Cross in Worcester, helped users keep tabs on what their friends were up to, answering the question, “Who is going out?” It was among the first companies to set up shop in Boston’s Blade incubator, and some of its capital came from the co-founders of the popular hook-up app Tinder.More →

A new MBTA tracking app launched today that could make a huge difference in the lives of students and other Bostonians who rely on the Green Line as a life line to other parts of the city.

The new Greenline app is far from unique in terms of being an MBTA-focused application —  there are more than 80 different MBTA mobile applications available for use — however, its creator, Alex Grinman, an MIT senior, says the new transit app is different in that it uses real-time data for the Green Line, the most technologically ignored transit line in the city.More →

The next startup off the assembly line at Boston-based Blade will focus on a headache that pretty much everyone has: How do you keep track of and share the best photos you take? Some of them may wind up on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook — or perhaps on the front of your holiday card. But the majority “remain locked away on our digital devices,” Lineage Labs contends, “rarely finding the right way or the right time to be shared and enjoyed.”More →

The big opening party for Paul English’s Blade Network startup space is tomorrow night, and when I dropped by on Monday morning, construction crews were scrambling to get everything finished. English, the co-founder and former chief technology officer at Kayak, wants it to become a supercollider for consumer tech, art, and music in Boston. And in terms of designing a dazzling environment, he’s definitely aiming high.More →