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It was big news when two of HubSpot’s top product executives departed last fall to form their own startup, Driftt. By January, their company, Driftt, had raised $15 million, and a few months later the company — located literally across the street from HubSpot’s East Cambridge headquarters — had unveiled its first app, Annotate. The app, which lets you mark up photos on your phone or Mac desktop computer, got nice reviews, but it didn’t exactly set the world on fire.More →

Less than 24 hours after the Cambridge marketing firm HubSpot dropped a cryptic press release announcing that they had fired an executive for ethics lapses, HubSpot chief executive Brian Halligan said that the chief marketing officer in question, Mike Volpe, had engaged in “some really aggressive tactics” to try to get a copy of the manuscript to a forthcoming book by a former HubSpot employee. But Halligan wouldn’t reveal much more, saying that company attorneys had advised him not to describe what exactly those tactics were — even to the company’s employees, whom he addressed in an 11 a.m. meeting on Thursday.More →