After colonizing millions of pockets and purses with smartphones, the tech industry is finally making serious inroads to the home with interactive speakers, smart thermostats, networked camera systems, and—maybe soon—helpful little robots.
That last one is the specialty of Jibo, a Boston-area... Read more »
It’s not exactly the pinnacle of robotic achievement, but it is progress. And one heck of a fun demo. If you watched “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, you might have seen it: Fallon playing beer pong against a... Read more »
Dogs need groceries, too.
Instacart, the grocery-delivery startup that recently raised $220 million from investors, is taking its quick-turnaround online delivery service beyond the supermarket for the first time in a partnership with national pet-goods retailer Petco.
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In case you missed it, President Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to call for a national “precision medicine” initiative. But, as often happens in these Halloween candy bags of Presidential wish lists, the details were scant.... Read more »
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) landed a major $1 billion financing round led by Google and Fidelity on Tuesday. SpaceX will use some of the money for manufacturing satellites, the company announced in a statement on its website.
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Risk makes for great headlines. I’m guilty as charged. My first column for Xconomy questioned whether biotech venture capitalists were losing relevance, running away from risk in an inherently risky business.
Heading full steam into the new year, there will... Read more »
Massachusetts has joined the growing list of states that are opening up private company investing to people who aren’t already rich, and one online investing startup is already planning to take advantage.
Under new state rules issued this week, private Massachusetts... Read more »