Ten years ago, Harvard’s then-president, Larry Summers, wondered why women are so scarce in elite math and science departments. Is it because they’re less ambitious than men? Or, perhaps, they’re less inclined to be extremely smart? His comments caused a national... Read more »
For the past few years Fiksu has been one of Boston’s fastest growing startups by helping mobile app and game developers stand out and get downloaded. Now Fiksu is getting more aggressive and is making a big play in mobile marketing... Read more »
New York-based Taykey says its software is evolving from being used like an ad network into a tool for broader marketing strategies.
Taykey tries to help marketers sort out how best to reach an audience whose attention is increasingly diffuse. CEO... Read more »
Here’s a look at news from around Michigan’s innovation hubs:
—The University of Michigan is constructing a 32-acre mini-city to test driverless vehicles on the northern part ofcampus. Called M City, it will include a network of roads with up to... Read more »
Funny thing happened on the East Coast this week. The so-called Blizzard of 2015 threw us New Yorkers into a panic before unexpectedly veering eastward in a post-Christmas miracle and giving the city little more than a dusting. We weren’t... Read more »
Since 2008, when Scott Struthers founded San Diego’s Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, the startup has advanced its development of small-molecule drugs for treating endocrine-related disorders and cancers chiefly through a series of Small Business Innovative Research awards and foundation grants. The company says... Read more »
It looks like someone is interested in salvaging Provenge after all.
The ever-acquisitive, Quebec-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX) made a surprising $296 million all-cash offer late Thursday to buy Seattle’s Dendreon (OTC: DNDNQ) out of Chapter 11. The move... Read more »
Toiling among the elite technology specialists of Silicon Valley and San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood is a class of workers whose pay is low, and who are often barred from company dining areas and kitchens. However, their standing among their co-workers sometimes approaches... Read more »
[Updated 1/30/15 1:15 pm. See below.] President Obama’s precision medicine plan just got a bit more precise, and it has a $215 million price tag. Starting with that cash, his administration wants to build a massive national database to... Read more »
Capital Midwest Fund is courting investors as it tries to raise between $100 million and $150 million for its third fund, the Wisconsin venture capital firm told Xconomy.
Capital Midwest, based in Mequon, WI, is one of a handful of... Read more »