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FitBit, a maker of wearable devices that allow users to track steps, sleep, and activity, has filed for a $100 million IPO. The company is doing so in the wake of the recent release of the Apple Watch, and named the device as a major competitor in its filing. Fitbit says it has sold almost 21 million devices since 2011, with more than half of those sales were made in 2014. The company reported $745.4 million in revenue in 2014 and has an engineering office in Boston.More →

Fiksu, a mobile marketing technology company that last year said it had surpassed $100 million in annual revenue, has laid off about 10 percent of its workforce as part of a reorganization, chief executive Micah Adler said.

Chief financial officer Ken Goldman has also left the company effective today, less than a year after coming on board to help Fiksu prepare for a possible initial public offering.More →

Actifio is not coasting into 2015. The Waltham-based copy data virtualization company, which is expected to go public this year, is holding a major event in Austin, Texas, later next week called the eCloud Summit. It’s also one of the few local “unicorns,” or privately held companies valued over $1 billion, in the region.

In the company’s Waltham office, there’s tangible sense of that big things are on the horizon: There’s a beehive-like buzz of people moving from meeting to meeting, a din of sales calls and teleconference strategy sessions, and even the whir of wood saws and power tools as it is in the midst of an office expansion.


But for all that is happening at Actifio these days, it’s executives say that nothing is more vital to the success of the company moving forward than today’s launch of Actifio One, a product that enables smaller, mid-market companies to take advantage of its virtualized data backup and storage offerings.More →