Since it first launched in the spring of 2009, Downtown Crossing-based web marketing firm Localytics has been the most successful — in terms of investment funding raised — Boston Techstars alum for quite some time. But today, with a new $35 million round of funding, the company has raised more investment money than any other company that has taken part in the nationally recognized program. Read MorePeddling pumpsNew site from Rue La La's founder will sell Italian-made shoes, in limited runs
LiquiGlide, the Cambridge startup that's creating a slippery coating to get the stickiest of substances out of bottles, announced a first major partnership Monday that will push its product to the limit. The company signed a licensing agreement with Elmer's Products; to the delight of every kindergartner in crafts class, it will make it easier for glue to slide out of its tube. Read More
Clear your calendars: A synthesizer petting zoo is coming to Central Square this spring.
The event, which allow kids and adults to tinker with digital music instruments from different eras, will be among the many sessions hosted this year by Together Boston, the annual festival celebrating art, music, and technology that will be celebrating its sixth year this May. On Monday, the event's founders announced a new partnership with Danger!Awesome, the recently expanded makerspace in Central Square, which will host many of the festival's workshops and events.
Read MoreTakin' care of businessDrop-in workspace Cove, founded in D.C., is coming to Boston
Starbucks founder Howard Schultz popularized the notion of the "third place" — a hang-out in between home and work, or home and school. Now, Washington, D.C. entrepreneur Adam Segal is creating what you might think of as a "fourth place." His company, Cove, is creating a chain of drop-in "productivity spaces" that are more oriented toward getting work done than the local coffee shop, but also not intended for five days a week of toil.
Read MoreMake me a matchPaul English's new site, BostonMatch.org, to link 'suits and geeks'
Paul English is the founder of three companies—including Kayak.com—a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Business, and the brains behind Blade, which helps technology startups get off the ground.
And as of Monday, he’s adding another title to his resume: matchmaker.
Read MoreSocial MediaSelfies at funerals? They're not what you think.
In December 2013, President Obama got a stark lesson in social-media mores after posing alongside the Danish and British prime ministers for a group self-portrait. The problem? It happened to be at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. The image went viral, and pundits scolded: Don’t take selfies at funerals! Read More