Bostinnovation.com chats with HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan about why the company, which helps other companies market themselves online, has no plans of decamping for the Coast. One reason: Massachusetts allows non-compete clauses in contracts, which makes it harder for good workers to leave.
Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka explains how the hospital spends $1 million a year protecting its network and records.
Because when you turn on the computer for the first time, he'll be able to get back into the laptop and watch your little brother and sister surf the Web - and even get a photo of you standing behind your brother as he mugs on the camera on the stolen computer. And he'll hand it all over to the cops so they can get court permission to get your physical address from your ISP.
Josh Bob's report on the dumber-than-bricks robber and siblings who have been using his laptops since the guy lifted it out of his car on Brookline Avenue on Tuesday is quite the tale. He has one video of the kid brother in a video chat, and another video that shows that kid with an older guy - possibly the thief - standing behind him (along with dear old mom).
Now he just has to sit on his hands and wait for Monday, when a Boston detective has promised he'll get all the paperwork he needs to take action. You can follow along on his Twitter feed.
Matt Karolian reports on the netbook he won in some Microsoft contest.
Oh, just great: Just when we're finally about to get our flying cars, the company wants to move to OhioBy adamg - 2/16/10 - 5:46 pm
Mass. High Tech alerts us that Terrafugia, a Woburn company that claims it's actually going to sell flying cars, is looking at a $4.5 million offer from Ohio to move to the home of the Wright Brothers. Well, at least we'll still have Aerocopter, which is busy designing a helicar in its R&D facility on, um, Newbury Street.
There's an awesome website called SeeClickFix that I blogged about over at WestwoodBlog. It allows citizens to report potholes and other problems so the city can fix them. It's full of reports of potholes and general complaints about road conditions. It would be great if the "fixers" were watching it, but it appears they aren't.
Leslie Rock, a Beacon Hill resident who pays AT&T roughly $30 a month to connect her iPhone to the Internet, today filed a class-action lawsuit in US District Court in Boston that charges the company is illegally collecting taxes on the service.
In her complaint, Rock seeks to establish a class of Massachusetts residents who, collectively, are owed $10 million because federal and state law prohibits taxes on Internet services. However, the suit also alleges these "thousands of individuals" are being charged both state and local sales tax on the service even though Massachusetts cities and towns have no local sales taxes.
Yes, silly, Lycos still exists, and it apparently holds some patents on basic search technology. ChoiceStream, a Cambridge company that sells software that lets Web sites make recommendations to visitors, today filed a federal lawsuit against the search pioneer, basically to head off the lawsuit it expects Lycos to file over its software.
The Boston Business Journal reports on nine deals this week totaling $62 million.
The father of Ethernet is now a clean-tech venture capitalist - who thinks the answer is to find energy sources abundant enough to be "squanderable," Mass. High Tech reports:
... "When you're a hammer everything looks like a nail," he said. "I'm a networking guy so everything looks like a network to me."
Metcalfe believes the lessons learned building the Internet can be applied to the world's energy problems. Hence the controversial stance on consumption.
Boston will get $1.9 million to bring broadband to poor neighborhoods. The money will "provide upgraded and expanded hardware, software, and public computing training in 26 public libraries, 11 public housing developments, and 16 Centers for Youth and Families in Boston," according to a statement from John Kerry’s office. "In Boston, 80 percent of public school kids have no broadband service at home in large part because their parents cannot afford it, and that's why we pushed like hell to invest in broadband deployment through the stimulus bill."
Remember when the city said it would get poor people online by building out
John Tobin's Tom Menino's citywide wireless system? No, neither do I.
Via Colin Rhinesmith.
Solar company that got state aid to expand in Massachusetts confirms all future expansion will be in ChinaBy adamg - 12/10/09 - 9:41 am
Mass. High Tech reports what an Evergreen Solar executive told investors last week.
Wellesley startup wants to be breath of fresh air for patients with congestive heart failure, other ailmentsBy adamg - 12/4/09 - 10:05 am
Creation of $1-billion companies over the past five years, according to Mass. High Tech: We have five, they have four. That still didn't stop one Mass. startup from moving west because:
Boston is great for singles or doubles, but if you want to shoot for the home run or strike out, it's better out West.
Google just launched new street view imagery taken by their camera equipped tricycle (the trike) which allows them to take pictures of areas not accessible by car. Along with Legoland, Seaworld, Hershey Park and other attractions, the trike visited BU. The older sun-soaked footage of BU, taken from Comm Ave has been removed.
Pops posts photos from today's Boston Tech Day at the O'Bryant School.