In a move that has all the makings of staking a flag in the ground, Autodesk, a maker of design software for architecture, engineering, manufacturing, and 3-D printing has shared plans that it will open a significant new workspace in downtown Boston.
It is also acquiring local mobile and Web app development shop Terrible Labs and will back Robin, a Boston-based startup working to help create a “smarter office.” Read More
Earlier this week, Scott Kirsner wrote about the need for more “pillar” technology companies in Boston. One of the pillars we do have has just made some news worthy of a bit of celebration this week...by acquiring a San Francisco startup.
This week Charles River Ventures, now known as CRV, announced that its new fund would make Silicon Valley the priority, formalizing a shift westward that has been going on for a few years now.