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Minority ...3 hours ago
S omerville, Mass.-based e-commerce website The Grommet will be selling a wide range of products in a brick-and-mortar store in Boston beginning Thursday.
About 60 different products from The Grommet's website will be featured and available for purchase at Boston retailer Michelle Willey, at 8 Union Park St., through Dec. 25.
"It's one of our first offline initiatives, so we're really hoping ...3 hours ago
F lywheel, the maker of a smartphone application for ordering, tracking and paying for vetted taxis, has raised another $12 million and hired Rakesh Mathur, a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur with major exits under his belt to lead a national expansion as it fights "ridesharing" upstarts like Uber Technologies, Lyft and Sidecar for the hearts and wallets of urban travelers.
The Redwood City ...4 hours ago
A fter two years of stockpiling, testing and, yes, drinking more than 20,000 bottles of wine, CEO Kurt Taylor and the rest of the Wilmington-based Next Glass team are going public with the app.
By pointing a phone at a label, the app predicts how much you'll enjoy a bottle of wine or beer in real time.
Next Glass' data base, or Genome Cellar, contains the chemical makeup – what Taylor likes to ...4 hours ago
U ber's Emil Michael should have known this much: pick a fight with Sarah Lacy and Sarah Lacy fights back.
Uber stepped in it in every way imaginable when Michael, the company's senior VP for business strategy, suggested at a dinner Friday night that he'd like to dig up dirt on the veteran tech journalist and PandoDaily founder to retaliate for her withering critiques of Uber.
Namely stories like ...4 hours ago
B irmingham-based startup FreeTextbooks is creating a new way for college students to deal with one of the biggest hassles of life on campus: buying textbooks.
Jonathan Robinson established FreeTextbooks in 2009 and has since gone through two separate business accelerators to learn the quickest ways to get his company onto as many college campuses as possible. Fast forward to 2014 and the company ...4 hours ago
F lorida's rejection of medical marijuana is no roadblock to the entrepreneurial ambitions of one Jacksonville, Fla.-based CEO.
The way Donnell Vigil, head of Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc., sees it, "During the Gold Rush, you had the people that sold the pickaxes and pans — in many cases, they made even more money than the gold miners themselves. Well, this is the Green Rush and the time to ...5 hours ago
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