The  Grove Ecosystem at Grove Labs in Somerville.

Innovation Economy

Company brings farming to your living room

By Scott Kirsner

How much more of a locavore can you be than harvesting cherry tomatoes, herbs, and strawberries from your living room?

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Skadaddle hopes to compete with bus and train routes offered by companies like Greyhound and its subsidiary Bolt Bus.

Civic Tech

Skedaddle expands bus service to Philly, DC — eyes San Francisco as next stop

By Nidhi Subbaraman

On Thursday the company will make routes available in and around Washington D.C. and Philadelphia with plans to launch the service in San Francisco in March. Travelers can make bookings from an app due to launch in the App Store Thursday.

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Security

Hexadite lands $8M from H-P and others amid string of cybersecurity investments

By Curt Woodward

Research firm Gartner estimated that worldwide information security spending would grow nearly 5 percent to $75.4 billion in 2015. Gartner said that growth is being spurred by new regulations and headline-grabbing data breaches, like the 2013 attack that compromised some 40 million credit card numbers at retailer Target.

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Carolina Aguilar, at left, demonstrates the video generated by a Bounce Imaging camera for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch during a 2015 tour of the MassChallenge offices.

Accelerators

MassChallenge heads to Mexico City for its fifth startup accelerator location

By Curt Woodward

The Boston-based nonprofit organization began seriously planning a Mexico-based branch of its entrepreneurship program in the fall. At that time, MassChallenge said it had lined up financial support from government and corporate sources, including the government of Mexico City and airline company Aeromexico.

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