Immigration policy has always been important to the tech industry, but this year is different. Under a steady barrage of nationalist, anti-immigrant policies promulgated by the Trump administration, the tech industry has been forced to respond like never before, in the... Read more »
Here are some of the latest notable hires and departures in the Boston-area tech scene:
—Imprivata chief technology officer David Ting has left the healthcare IT security software company, Xconomy has learned. Ting co-founded the Lexington, MA-based company over a decade... Read more »
Food delivery startups are catching on with more consumers, and that demand is whetting investor appetites.
The $400 million that grocery delivery startup Instacart raised in March marked the largest deal for a U.S. food technology company in the first half... Read more »
Pfizer is testing out a new biotech experiment this morning. It has taken four drug compounds gathering dust on its shelves, and funneled them into a new startup, SpringWorks Therapeutics, that will try to develop them for diseases that don’t fit... Read more »
In February, Epic Systems formally introduced App Orchard, a program aimed at helping other healthcare software companies integrate their digital products with Epic’s tools for managing patient records.
Hundreds of health systems around the world already use Verona, WI-based Epic’s... Read more »
This week in Boston tech, we’ve been tracking another HubSpot artificial intelligence acquisition, investments in advertising and marketing technology startups, the acquisition of a nearly century-old local tech company, and a local entrepreneur’s effort to help build a memorial to Martin... Read more »
Like a lot of fields, healthcare is riding the A.I. wave. We’re hearing about machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques being applied to genomic analysis, drug discovery, imaging and diagnostics, patient-doctor interactions, and other clinical tasks. But there’s a lot... Read more »
Dallas—As a teenager in Iran in the 1970s, Anousheh Ansari looked to the night sky and dreamed of going to space.
When she was a teenager, she moved with her family to the United States. She couldn’t speak English, but... Read more »
It’s been a year of biomedical milestones in the U.S., including the first approval of a CAR-T cellular immunotherapy, the first smartphone app to treat substance abuse, and the first approval of a cancer drug based on genetic signature... Read more »
Episode 3 of our new podcast, Xconomy Voices, features a conversation about nuclear power with Nathan Myhrvold, the founder and CEO of Intellectual Ventures.
The former Microsoft chief technology officer is now vice chairman of TerraPower, a Bellevue, WA-based... Read more »
Fresh off raising a $46 million venture funding round, CloudHealth Technologies is embarking on its next chapter under new leadership.
On Thursday, the Boston-based IT management firm named Tom Axbey as its new president and CEO. Axbey previously led Rave... Read more »
The percentage of U.S. hospitals that rely entirely on paper records to document information on their patients now stands at 1 percent, down from 69 percent in 2003, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Health-System... Read more »
Some predicted the U.S. tech IPO window would open wider this year, but it’s still just a slit.
Only 14 tech companies have held initial public offerings in the U.S. this year, Bloomberg reported this week. (Notable IPOs include Snap,... Read more »