Xconomy Channels Startups and Life Sciences

10/1/09

Notice anything new here? Over to the right a little… Little more… Next to the map? (Bear with me, loyal RSS and e-mail subscribers, this will all make sense in a minute.)

Today marks the official launch of our new Startups and Life Sciences channels, whose homepages you can access via those handy new buttons next to the map. As you can probably guess, these channels bring together all the stories on startups and life sciences, respectively, from across all of our cities.

Now, we’ve always believed that it’s the diversity of industries, technologies, people, and stories that makes innovation hubs like Boston, Seattle, and San Diego so fascinating—and we strive to ensure that our city-by-city coverage reflects that diversity. But we recognize that there are some of you out there who just don’t want any software-industry chocolate in your life-sciences peanut butter, and it’s for you that we’re building our topic-specific channels. Please give them a look, let us know what you think, and let us know what channels you’d like us to add next. In the meantime, if there’s a specific topic you’d really like to focus on (or a specific city, for that matter) chances are we’ve already got a dedicated feed for that.

Thanks to everybody who worked their tails off to get the channels up and running, with a special shout out to our CTO emeritus Andrew Koyfman, who juggled coding the channels with diapering his newborn son, and to our new friend, tech guru extraordinaire David Bernick, who helped us clean up some doo-doo of the IT variety that hit the fan at just the wrong moment. And thanks also to our new channel supporters: the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LaunchCapital, for the startups channel, and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Biogen Idec, and TVM Capital, for the life sciences channel. Welcome aboard, all!

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