Brian Halligan, CEO and Co-Founder and
Dharmesh Shah, CTO and Co-Founder of Hubspot ring the Opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on October 9, 2014 in New York City. Former CMO Mike Volpe has his fist next to the top of the S in the picture.

Boston’s most transparent tech company went all opaque on us yesterday.

HubSpot, the publicly-traded maker of sales and marking software, tossed out a press release at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday announcing a new chief marketing officer, Kipp Bodnar. Oh and by the way, the release added, HubSpot has fired its prior CMO, Mike Volpe, for trying to obtain a copy of a not-yet-published book about the company. And the board had “sanctioned” HubSpot’s CEO and co-founder for not telling the board quickly enough what he knew about Volpe’s efforts to procure this unpublished manuscript.More →

Ryan Merrikan 15, of Walpole, tried to control his entry down the course during a Robot Race held in Cambridge on the campus of robot-maker Vecna. Among the attendees was Jay Ash, the state's Secretary of Housing and Economic Development.

Last October, I broke the news that several companies, research labs, and trade associations were working together to create a shared workspace for robotics businesses.

Ten months later, things seem to be gaining momentum — but the crew behind MassRobotics is still trying to line up financial backing from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Earlier this month, Vecna chief technology officer Daniel Theobald, one of the key players in the project, met with Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash to talk about the plan for MassRobotics.More →