EMC, the Hopkinton, MA-based data storage titan, is buying privately held Virtustream for $1.2 billion as it builds out its cloud-storage services business and seeks to attract customers.
Virtustream is an enterprise-class managed cloud software provider that EMC believes will help... Read more »
[Updated 5/27/15 12:45 pm. See below.] Bluebird Bio is expanding its technology reach with antibodies from Five Prime Therapeutics as part of its plan to develop next-generation cancer therapies.
Cambridge, MA-based Bluebird (NASDAQ: BLUE) specializes in gene therapy,... Read more »
Last Thursday, in front of a packed house of more than 300 people, we took a day to explore how today’s innovations will shape Houston over the next 20 years. Our attendees took to Twitter to share their thoughts—we’ve aggregated some... Read more »
The makers of apps that help college students find mentors, tourists find activities, and commuters find perks took home the $25,000 top prizes as the winners of the second Go Code Colorado challenge.
The competition is sponsored by the state in... Read more »
While more companies are diving into the online grocery shopping and delivery industry, Fetch Rewards is betting on a mobile app that aims to improve the in-store buying experience by helping shoppers find discounts, make lists, and more easily pay at... Read more »
What’s worth $1 billion? Drones, HR benefits software, and the offerings of 106 other private companies worldwide who have “unicorn” valuations, according to a private business data provider CB Insights.
The New York-based company has created a real-time unicorn tracker to... Read more »
If you want to catch a glimpse of venture capitalists in their natural habitat, check out the robotics meetups around town. That’s a takeaway from one such gathering of researchers and demos last Wednesday, hosted by the Wyss Institute and Harvard’s... Read more »
PureTech got the financial support of a big U.K. investment manager last year. Now the Boston firm wants the backing of a whole other group of London investors too.
PureTech, the creator of a slew of local startups at the nexus... Read more »
Two recent happenings prompted this column. First, Orexigen Therapeutics drew fire from, well, nearly everyone earlier this month for an improper release of data related to its weight-loss drug Contrave. The second happening is Memorial Day weekend.
I’m assuming you, like... Read more »