The low-key entrance to Apple's current office in Kendall Square. (Photo by Scott Kirsner/ BetaBoston)

On the eve of its next big product announcement, Apple is expanding its super-secret research office in Kendall Square. Several commercial realtors tell me that the Cupertino company has leased more than half a floor at One Broadway, an MIT-owned building that also houses Facebook’s small local team, several venture capital firms, and the Cambridge Innovation Center. The new office, about 13,000 square feet on one of the building’s upper floors, is a major expansion for Apple, which currently has a small team on the building’s fifth floor. More →

At last night’s Re/code media event, Code/Media Series:New York, one of the featured speakers was Meridith Valiando Rojas of DigiTour. Valiando Rojas introduced me, and many in the room, to the the new world of Internet stardom.

One of the computer-age celebrities that the DigiTour founder discussed during her talk with Re/code’s Peter Kafka was someone named Lohanthony.More →

Phil Beauregard (left) listens as partner Matt Grace makes a presentation to team members at Objective Logistics, one of two companies Beauregard and Grace have founded together. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)

Sitting behind the computer monitor on Phil Beauregard’s cluttered desk at a startup called Objective Logistics is a hardcover book published in 2011: the authorized biography of Steve Jobs.

Jobs managed to pull off something that is rarer in the business world than a no-hitter is in baseball. For about a decade after his return to Apple in 1997, Jobs ran two successful public companies, Apple and Pixar, simultaneously.More →