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Does it violate Massachusetts regulations to have your nails painted in an empty conference room at work?

A startup that dispatches manicurists to offices in Boston, New York, and Chicago is attracting scrutiny from the Massachusetts board that licenses cosmetologists and nail salons. At issue: whether it’s kosher for Manhattan-based Manicube to offer manicures outside of a licensed nail salon. This is the latest tussle between regulators and a startup taking a new approach to an established industry, similar to Uber in transportation or Airbnb in hospitality.More →

Wayfair cofounders Steve Conine, left, and Niraj Shah, at the Wayfair offices. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Eight days of exhausting, cross-country travel. Four newly-made multi-millionaires. Two local companies. It was a momentous week for Greater Boston’s tech startup world.

For a region determined to show the heavyweights in Silicon Valley and New York that this is a technology force to be reckoned with, having the executives of Wayfair and HubSpot ring the New York Stock Exchange bell one week apart, signaling that their companies were now publicly traded, was no small achievement.More →