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The summer of 1995 was a “big bang” moment for the Internet. Amazon.com switched on its servers two decades ago this month, and the founders of AuctionWeb — later renamed eBay — were busily preparing to launch their site on Labor Day weekend. Browser-maker Netscape went public in August. And a company you likely haven’t heard of, Viaweb, was founded in a triple-decker in Cambridge.

Viaweb never became as well known as the others, but it played a pivotal role in the evolution of e-commerce, and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.More →

Beantown has a starring role in “Fallout 4,” the next installment of the popular post-apocalyptic game series. The Boston setting was revealed in documents leaked to the site IGN in 2013. Still, it’s big news for Bethesda Softworks, the developer of “Fallout 3,” which reportedly sold at least 4.7 million copies in its first few months on the market in 2008.More →