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Grand Theft (Electric) Autos
The A123 v. Apple lawsuit - Apple cars, failed battery makers, and noncompetes
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A123 Systems, a Waltham-based maker of lithium ion batteries, has filed a lawsuit on the basis of broken noncompete agreements against Apple Inc. that claims the tech company poached some of its prominent electric car battery engineers, according to a recent report from Reuters. Read More
One Big Move
Actifio launches Actifio One to bring cloud data virtualization to mid-market organizations
Actifio founder and chief executive Ash Ashutosh (courtesy of company)
Actifio is not coasting into 2015. The Waltham-based copy data virtualization company, which is expected to go public this year, is holding a major event in Austin, Texas, later next week called the eCloud Summit. It's also one of the few local "unicorns," or privately held companies valued over $1 billion, in the region. In the company's Waltham office, there's tangible sense of that big things are on the horizon: There's a beehive-like buzz of people moving from meeting to meeting, a din of sales calls and teleconference strategy sessions, and even the whir of wood saws and power tools as it is in the midst of an office expansion.   But for all that is happening at Actifio these days, it's executives say that nothing is more vital to the success of the company moving forward than today's launch of Actifio One, a product that enables smaller, mid-market companies to take advantage of its virtualized data backup and storage offerings. Read More
Välkommen
Following an industry trend, Swedish security company Cryptzone moves headquarters to Waltham
Cryptzone CEO Kurt Mueffelmann (photo via Cryptzone)
This could be a big year for the Boston cybersecurity industry with Bit9 and Veracode expected to go public and huge growth anticipated from companies such as ThreatStack, Countertack, and Rapid7. However, one fortuitous sign that supports the expectations is the recent uptick in international security companies setting up shop in Boston. Read More
Bold IPO steps
Actifio's IPO plans set in motion as it adds LogMeIn finance officer Kelliher
Actifio founder and chief executive Ash Ashutosh (courtesy of company)
David Harris of the Boston Business Journal is reporting a shakeup at Boston-based collaboration connectivity services company LogMeIn, as its chief financial officer, Jim Kelliher, is departing the company and moving to Waltham-based virtualized data management company Actifio. Read More
A new Innovation District tenant?
Autodesk to open space in downtown Boston, acquires Terrible Labs, funds Robin
Photo via Autodesk

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

not too hot not too cold
This self-powered boiler can help you survive New England winters
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When the next cold snap cuts downs power lines and leaves New Englanders disconnected from the grid, a quarter-sized device could help them tap their boilers for electricity. The same technology—a precise combination of materials sandwiched together—is poised to impact larger markets, and make cars and heavy industries more energy-efficient.  Read More