• Why Snap would lowball its IPO valuation

    Why Snap would lowball its IPO valuation

    The short answer for why Snap lowballed its initial valuation for its initial public offering is that it probably won’t be that low for long. Normally these prices are set by expectations the underwriters and executives can divine from their conversations with Wall Street. It’s essentially a matching game — how does Snap and its underwriters figure out where to price the… Read More

  • This baby monitor uses radar to detect infant breathing patterns

    I’ll be honest, hearing about what Raybaby does made me happy I don’t have kids. The mere thought of needing a device to monitor a child’s breathing stresses me out. But it’s a legitimate concern, and the Hax graduates are offering a solution that may well provide some extra peace of mind for concerned parents of newborns. Read More

  • After Puzder withdraws, Trump names his new pick for labor secretary

    After Puzder withdraws, Trump names his new pick for labor secretary

    Less than 24 hours after his first pick to head the Department of Labor withdrew his nomination over intense scrutiny of his various professional and personal controversies, President Trump is ready to throw a new name into the mix: Alexander Acosta. By most accounts, Acosta makes for a less controversial choice than Puzder, a fast food executive decried by opponents as anti-worker. Acosta… Read More

  • How Alphabet’s Project Loon balloons learned to loiter

    How Alphabet’s Project Loon balloons learned to loiter

    When Google launched Project Loon a few years ago, the plan was to provide internet access to underserved areas with the help of a series of balloons that would constantly circumnavigate the earth. When one balloon moved out of range, another would move in behind it. Today, Google is still Google but it’s also Alphabet — and as Alphabet’s “Captain of Moonshots” at… Read More

  • Dobby’s foldable pocket drone is the perfect mix of portability and functionality

    Dobby’s foldable pocket drone is the perfect mix of portability and functionality

    Most consumer drones available on the market today fit in one of two categories: full-fledged UAVs like DJI’s Inspire, Phantom or Mavic, or portable “selfie” drones like Hover that prioritize size and convenience over features. So what about “in-between” drones? Drones that are easy to carry, typically under the weight that requires FAA registration but still have… Read More

  • Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks

    Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks

    Have you ever wondered why the snack bowls on the second floor of your fancy startup office never runs out of snacks? Your office manager is most likely in charge of all of this, and sometimes it can be hard for them to keep track of all requests and make sure everything is running smoothly. Hivy plans to be the only service office managers ever need. The company is participating in Y… Read More

  • Boston’s new hub, MassRobotics, is like a WeWork for robotics startups

    Boston’s new hub, MassRobotics, is like a WeWork for robotics startups

    If you’re building drones, personal delivery vehicles or robots that can perform surgery, a desk in a coworking community like WeWork or RocketSpace probably won’t be enough for you. Now, the city of Boston has opened a new facility just for robotics startups. The nonprofit hub, MassRobotics, is located at 12 Channel Street in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District. According… Read More

  • Microsoft Office hits the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

    Microsoft Office hits the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

    The new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar arrived with some pretty strong first-party support, but it was clear that it would take some key partners to really make the secondary Retina Display sing. Photoshop compatibility arrived late-last year, and now Microsoft is finally ready to go live with Office support , which along with Adobe’s offering, was announced at launch, but not quite ready… Read More

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