A new MBTA tracking app launched today that could make a huge difference in the lives of students and other Bostonians who rely on the Green Line as a life line to other parts of the city.
The new Greenline app is far from unique in terms of being an MBTA-focused application — there are more than 80 different MBTA mobile applications available for use — however, its creator, Alex Grinman, an MIT senior, says the new transit app is different in that it uses real-time data for the Green Line, the most technologically ignored transit line in the city.Read MoreBaker, Boris, and BaileyMassChallenge goes global in its 2015 launch
Massachusetts Legislative Tech Hub Caucus co-chairwomen Senator Karen Spilka and Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante will be holding a meeting on Monday that will focus on a proposed "Innovative Communities" bill. Read More
Charlie Baker talked about his “favorite” collaboration between Harvard and MIT — but couldn’t name it.
Martha Coakley thought describing a high-tech innovation as “disruptive” was a bad thing, even though startups wear the label like a badge of honor.
Both major-party candidates for Massachusetts governor were clearly out of their element Monday before an audience of about 150 tech workers during a forum at Microsoft’s Cambridge office.
In a series of partnerships that echoes the days when the Siemens brothers helped stretch transatlantic cables from Cape Cod to the French coast, organizations from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are connecting with counterparts in the French Republic to push technology and innovation forward in both Boston and Paris.
Last week ended with a flurry of announcements and news involving the strategic tech partnerships being formed between the Boston tech community and the burgeoning Paris innovation ecosystem. Read MoreBig Data on CampusHack/Reduce partners with state, universities for big-data ambassador program
Can surveys of students, teachers, parents, and principals produce better schools?
That's the premise at Cambridge-based Panorama Education, which launched last year and already helps about 5,000 schools field surveys and analyze the results. The startup pulled in $4 million in funding last fall — some of it from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and actor Ashton Kutcher — and is now up to eight full-time employees.
Panorama also just started its first pilot project with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that will survey 17,000 students and teachers between now and the end of this school year. The department's eventual goal is a statewide roll-out of the new survey in 2014-2015, which would be a much bigger win for Panorama.
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