A new project aimed at bringing entrepreneurs and creative workers to Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood is getting a boost this weekend.

On Saturday, organizers of the Fairmount Innovation Lab are officially opening the doors of the co-working office and startup accelerator program. The Innovation Lab will also reveal the 10 entrepreneurial teams chosen as the first class of its accelerator program.More →

If your weekends typically involve a round of binge-watching HGTV, a bit of pinning on Pinterest, or a few good few hours parsing through home design magazines, then you’re probably already familiar with Wayfair, the Boston-based home design website that went public in 2014. This weekend, Wayfair is making a big push into the online video space with the launch of “Overhaul,” a YouTube series that will be produced by Kin Community, one of the largest women’s lifestyle channels on the Web.More →

FitBit, a maker of wearable devices that allow users to track steps, sleep, and activity, has filed for a $100 million IPO. The company is doing so in the wake of the recent release of the Apple Watch, and named the device as a major competitor in its filing. Fitbit says it has sold almost 21 million devices since 2011, with more than half of those sales were made in 2014. The company reported $745.4 million in revenue in 2014 and has an engineering office in Boston. More →
Scott Kirsner

Talk about your premature predictions. Fifteen years ago, I wrote a column for a now-defunct business magazine asserting that we were on the verge of the “e-scheduling” revolution. Now that everyone had become comfortable buying airplane tickets and books over the Internet, it was obvious that we’d start using to it schedule all kinds of services, from auto repair to carpet cleaning to seaweed body-wraps at the spa.More →