Like an empty-nester who can't quite give up the house in the 'burbs but wants a condo in the city, the travel booking site Kayak now has two local offices. Kayak has long had a tech team based in Concord, but starting in January it began moving about 90 employees into an East Cambridge office with views of the Zakim Bridge and the Charles River.
Recruiting, recruiting, recruiting.
Read MoreThe Robots are Breeding!Rethink Robotics unveils Sawyer, a little brother for its Baxter robot
Boston-based Rethink Robotics unveiled Baxter, its industrial learning robot in 2012. Since its launch, Baxter has been updated several times, mostly to improve the speed and accuracy of the robot's ability to do automated manufacturing tasks.
But today, Rethink has reimagined its Baxter concept in its newest robot, called Sawyer. Read MoreThe DownloadThe Download: Meg Fowler Tripp is a Twitter-loving ukulele-tuner
Meg Fowler Tripp is the 40-year-old director of editorial strategy for Sametz Blackstone Associates in Boston, where she works to develop messaging and social media strategy for nonprofits like Project Bread and their Walk for Hunger.
Shoulder surgery had left Marilyn Bravo, a 65-year-old Jamaica Plain resident, unable to lift more than a gallon of milk this winter. So when the record-breaking snowstorms hit, she planned to look for help shoveling out her car.
Bravo posted a request for help on a website called “SnowCrew,” which connects people who need shoveling help with able-bodied volunteers called “Yetis.” About an hour later, a strapping stranger named James was at her door, shovel in hand.
“I was never so happy to see anyone in my life,” Bravo remembers. “And later I said to him, ‘You just have no idea what this means to me, you know. This is my freedom. I can get out of the house.’” James returned to help Bravo with two bouts of shoveling this season. Read MoreBetter Car CareCar maintenence services company Openbay starts offering Apple Pay
It has been quite a busy week for fantasy sports startups with local connections. First, Fortune reported that Draft Kings is in early talks with Disney about raising money that could value the Boston-based company at more than $1 billion. And today, former StarStreet founders, Jeremy Levine and Nicolo Giorgi announced that their new company has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. Read MoreHide and SeekIn an effort to educate users, Tor animates online privacy
The Tor Project released a two-minute animated short film on its blog Tuesday intended to educate current and potential users of their service. The organization oversees a group of servers that affords greater privacy and security on the Internet when users log on through their Tor browser. Read More