In downtown San Diego, a private real estate company best known for its master-planned communities in suburban Southern California has posed some existential questions for regional tech hubs looking to build their own startup ecosystems.
For example: Can a 20-story office... Read more »
While the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, remains a mystery, many researchers are trying to develop a cure by stopping its effect—the death of nerve cells that leads to muscle deterioration and the patient’s eventual death.
One Cambridge, MA-based... Read more »
In today’s world, where we’re never far from a screen—smartphone, laptop, television—content is king. Companies and brands need engaging material to draw the eyeballs of online customers, but younger consumers, millennials in particular, have shown a distaste for ads. Essentially, they... Read more »
San Antonio — A life sciences professional development and advocacy organization has plans to host four medtech-focused workshops that aim to teach people working in the sector about different aspects of bringing a medical device to market.
Called “Bedside to Bench... Read more »
Pfizer has just won the sweepstakes for San Francisco Bay Area cancer drugmaker Medivation, with a buyout made official early Monday morning.
The Financial Times first reported late Sunday that Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) was close to finalizing a $14 billion... Read more »
It’s time for another installment of my ongoing series of executive interviews that take a bit of a left turn. Next up is Stefania Nappi Mallett, CEO of Boston-based online food-ordering company ezCater.
Her company’s industry has gotten crowded over the... Read more »
Since its 2010 launch, attendance at The Forward Festival, an entrepreneurship conference in Madison, WI, has on average increased about 20 percent annually, says Matt Younkle, a festival co-founder. But he also points out that Forward Fest, which mostly attracted... Read more »
It was hot last night in Seattle. History hot.
Xconomy Seattle’s Week in Review starts with the weather and the changing climate, and a proposal from the Sightline Institute designed to shield low-income people from the economic impact of taxing carbon... Read more »
This week brought some encouraging news for educational technology companies and code schools, whose students often can’t qualify for federal grants and loans.
The Obama administration is moving ahead with an experiment that makes federal student aid available for a small... Read more »