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Daily briefing: Publicis acquires Sapient; News from Abine and Rethink Robotics
Rethink Robotics' Baxter robot (courtesy of company)
The big news from this morning is the word that Publicis Groupe, one of the world's largest advertising and marketing firms, has acquired Boston-based Sapient for $3.7 billion. While there are a few other implications with this deal, it's huge no matter how you look at it. You can read the full press release from both companies here. Read More
Bitcoin Kings
You learn something new every day: MIT's best Bitcoin innovators crowned
(Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
The official start of the MIT Bitcoin Project, where each student will receive $100 in the crypto-currency, is fast approaching. The school's freshman have arrived in Cambridge, classes begin tomorrow, and the various "rush" events at the school are set to take place. As soon as the busy start to year concludes, the project is scheduled to begin. As part of the Bitcoin Project, the organizers of the initiative held a startup competition called BitComp this summer to promote innovative ways to leverage Bitcoin, on campus and beyond. Read More