There are many steps along the pathway to producing a successful and profitable gadget, and one of the biggest pitfalls is the actual building of the prototype. Even with a great idea and adequate funding, a startup can go under due to a less-than-successful initial product. Read MoreNew Member to the Billion Dollar ClubSimpliVity raises $175 million, is now valued over $1 billion
It has been one year since Waltham-based Actifio raised $100 million in investment funding, valuing the company at more than $1 billion and elevating it to "unicorn" status — meaning that it is privately held and has raised investment funding that values the company at more than $1 billion. Today, Westborough-based tech infrastructure company SimpliVity joins the unicorn list. Read More
An ultra-thin Macbook laptop and the Apple Watch were the stars of Apple’s Monday media event in San Francisco. But the company also introduced a new suite of apps for the iPhone that could turn the device into a research tool and transform the way researchers study disease.
Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were among the partners who worked with Apple on the five inaugural research apps. They will track asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, and were built with Apple’s new tool, ResearchKit. Read MoreStartups are seeking access to city's startup czar
Apple Inc. made its long-awaited entry into the moribund smartwatch market on Monday, showing off a new wrist-mounted device it hopes will become the first such gadget to become a mass-market hit.
The new Apple Watch features a sleek design that looks far more elegant than many rival smartwatches. It also features an upscale price tag -- $349 for the least expensive model, rising to $10,000 or more for an elite version crafted from solid gold.
Read MoreCh-ch-ch-Changes...Change Collective is trying to become the edX of health and wellness
Are you trying to lose weight and finding your attempts unsuccessful? Or struggling to maintain your work/life balance or reach the zen of inbox zero? You might need some help rethinking how you're approaching your goals.
Change Collective, a Boston-based startup that launched last year with $1.4 million in funding, is working to put informed health and life betterment programs as close as the mobile phone in your pocket.
My most recent Boston Globe column focuses on Jon Hirschtick and the team of entrepreneurs behind Onshape, a Cambridge startup that is launching the beta version of its product today. Hirschtick and several other key Onshape team members, like chief executive John McEleney, were previously founders of SolidWorks, a company that pioneered computer-aided design software for Windows PCs. This time, they're building a Web-based application that will run on just about any device — including smartphones and tablets.
Read MorePlanting a flag in the StatesTechHub, shared workspace born in UK, will open first US location in Somerville
At the MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition three years ago, a ragtag MIT crew with a wild idea won the audience choice award and the Internet with a video of ketchup gliding out of a bottle, as if defying the laws of physics. That viral video brought so much attention to their product — an ultra-slippery coating that repelled the stickiest of substances — that its creator, MIT materials engineer Dave Smith, had to halt his PhD, drop out, and start a company before someone else did. Read More