Boston entrepreneurs test their tech in space

There are a lot standard, “When I was a kid, I wanted to be a ______________” kind of career aspirations that I can’t really relate to. Doctor, veterinarian, firefighter…none of these really stuck with me. Becoming an astronaut, though – that’s one I could get behind. I perceive it as a sensation...

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We’ve heard that the summer months slow down for most businesses, but so far for the startup community in Boston, that doesn’t seem to be true. Between the impressive showcase at Boston Tech Jam, plenty of funding and new launches what feels like every day, none of the entrepreneurs around here...

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We’re big fans of the local startup community. You’re reading this blog, so you hopefully know that we actually dedicate this weekly post just to highlighting what the startups in the area are up to. But there’s one event every year that takes startup highlighting to a whole new level: Boston Tech...

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Your alarm goes off, you manage to get out of bed and you get your act together for work, only to be rewarded with…The Commute. Some of you may be members of that exclusive club for people who can walk to work in less than 10 minutes. I confess, I once belonged to that club. It was a nice time in...

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I have to say, it’s been a bit more challenging than usual lately to remember the perks of this city. I blame that snow mountain right in the middle of the sidewalk I’ve had to clamber over on my way to work. Fortunately, the city doesn’t cease to function when the bad weather hits (D.C. anyone?...

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Every Earth Day, people all over the world stop to appreciate the environment and acknowledge the importance of protecting it. Earth Day is a wonderful celebration and a great reminder, but what about the other 364 days of the year? The people who keep society regularly talking about environmental...

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The average price of electricity in the U.S. is roughly 9.6 cents per kilowatt. Although only 13 percent of electricity was generated from renewable sources in 2013, according to the U.S. Energy...

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A few weeks ago, there was chatter following Fortune reporter Dan Primack’s article, “What's really wrong with Boston tech?” about the lack of Boston-based technology reporters. We agree the Boston tech reporting scene deserves a broader roster of writers but there's also a great group here.

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Last month, CBS’ “60 Minutes” aired a segment on what it called the “Cleantech Crash.” The firestorm of comments debunking many of the claims Lesley Stahl made during the segment only added to recent backlash "60 Minutes" has suffered. A quick Google search...

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