Innovation Economy Columnist, Boston Globe
Boston Globe columnist & blogger... Focused on start-ups, venture capital & innovation in New England...Conference organizer...Speaker, moderator & author
boston.com — I stopped by the future home of Workbar in Central Square yesterday to get a look at the construction progress. The shared office space is scheduled to open by May 20th, according to founder Bill Jacobson. It'll be the second Workbar location; the first is in Boston, across the street from South Station.
bostonglobe.com — A long-running Massachusetts Institute of Technology experiment that explores nuclear fusion as a possible energy source will shut down within a year, as its already-diminished federal funding has been cut. Miklos Porkolab, director of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center where the project is housed, said that unless Congress decides to step in, 70 employees will be laid off, including physicists, technicians, engineers, and support staff.
boston.com — CoachUp founder Jordan Fliegel has been on a pretty hot signing streak when it comes to adding advisors and directors. Ex-U.S. Senator Scott Brown and Boston Bruins president Cam Neely are already involved with the Boston startup, which helps connect aspiring athletes with private coaches.
adexchanger.com — Adelphic, one of a handful of companies trying to help brands and publishers identify audiences across devices, has scored a CEO from agency land. Michael Collins was the chief executive at WPP-owned mobile agency Joule, which he built from scratch in 2007 into a global mobile-centric marketing agency with outposts in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
bostonglobe.com — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times. The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo's latest comeback attempt.
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