Third Rock Ventures partners Robert Tepper, Mark Levin, and Kevin Starr. (Globe photo / Essdras M. Suarez)

The Newbury Street venture capital firm Third Rock Ventures has a track record of incubating and funding successful biotech companies like Foundation Medicine, Sage Therapeutics, and Agios. But now it is looking to give its startups a leg up in the Cambridge real estate market, by renting a big chunk of laboratory space. Several real estate industry sources say Third Rock is sniffing around former Vertex Pharmaceuticals digs on Sidney Street, near MIT.More →

Hiawatha Bray

Some big investors are betting that our appetite for online video will be worth a pretty penny. They’ve ponied up $58 million to launch a video service called Vessel, for which fans will pay $3 a month to get first looks at exciting short videos. Vessel will show the same stuff that will eventually appear on YouTube or other short video sites, but three days sooner.More →