Cambridge-based Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report found the average US connection speed to be 11.7 megabits per second last quarter, around half the speed of top-ranked South Korea. Compared to the rest of the world, the US’s connections are still pretty fast, topping every other country in the Americas.More →
Plexxi, a New Hampshire startup that makes equipment for data centers, has raised $35 million from investors.
The Nashua-based company makes Ethernet switches, a kind of networking equipment, and associated control software, according to its website. Plexxi said it would use the funds to increase its sales, marketing, customer support, and research and development efforts.More →
The datacenter virtualization software startutp said it would use the money to hire more people. The new investment was led by North Bridge Venture Partners, a Waltham venture capital firm, along with other undisclosed strategic investors.More →
Wednesday’s meltdowns at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines, and The Wall Street Journal were a sharp reminder that even the most advanced computer networks can fail without warning. But they’ll soon fade from memory. More →
Sometimes, the littlest changes can have big effects. This week, a “leap second” — an occasional one-second adjustment that keeps the world’s official clock in time with the Earth’s rotation — caused intermittent outages to more than 2,000 Internet networks around the globe.More →
The hottest new entertainment booking for company gatherings isn’t a road-weary standup comedian or a retired professional athlete preaching tales of teamwork. It’s a diminutive man in a battered bear costume, hammering out uptempo ’80s pop hits on a shoulder-slung keyboard.
Yes, of course, Keytar Bear does corporate events.More →
A lineup of judges in tall chairs, a startup founder in a company-logo T-shirt, and a few slides projected on a big screen. This is the ubiquitous pitch contest, where hopeful entrepreneurs test out their ideas and marketing skills in front of a group of luminaries and a crowd of happy-hour revelers. More →
Contributed article from business development expert and National Association of Women MBA’s Boston chapter president Ellen Keiley
A good, powerful network opens doors. From securing coveted concert tickets to securing a job, your network can help. Networking opportunities exist everywhere you go, from taking the kids to the playground to hanging around the office, so always have your antenna up.More →
Throughout my three years in Boston I’ve put a concerted effort into exploring my romantic options a.k.a dating. I’ve learned a lot about Boston, myself and the best ways to more effectively interact with people I’ve just met.More →
When Technology Underwriting Greater Good, or TUGG, held its first “wine party” eight years ago, Atlas Venture’s Jeff Fagnan and the rest of the organization’s leadership could have never imagined what the event would grow to today.