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  • 5 minutes with Kip Blakely on his new gig heading up a tech firm
    Posted by Katie Arcieri on 08/23/2017 at 4:39 PM

    The former HAECO executive began his new role as president of TCDI on July 1. […]

  • Capital cuts: Startups wrestle for money as the state slashes the MTC's budget by $22 million
    Posted by Brian Feldt on 08/23/2017 at 4:31 PM

    As the state pulls the plug on the Missouri Technology Corp., entrepreneurs are left wondering what’s next? […]

  • Longtime Intel exec Stacy Smith retires
    Posted by Malia Spencer on 08/23/2017 at 4:09 PM

    Smith was CFO for nearly 10 years before becoming a group president earlier this year. His retirement raises some questions about who is the new second-in-command at the Santa Clara chipmaker. […]

  • Moog CTO jumps to Silicon Valley-based autonomous vehicle company
    Posted by Dan Miner on 08/23/2017 at 4:07 PM

    From his office in Elma, Gonzalo Rey oversaw Moog's research and development groups in robotics and autonomous systems, and oversaw a huge engineering team that developed systems for private and government aircraft. […]

  • Private equity firm to buy Goldman-backed Applause, with IPO still a possibility
    Posted by Kelly J. O'Brien on 08/23/2017 at 4:00 PM

    Framingham-based Applause Inc., an enterprise software maker that has been eyeing an initial public offering since at least 2014, said on Wednesday that it would be acquired by a Texas-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Neither party is disclosing the purchase price, but Applause CEO Doron Reuveni said the deal was “valuable to all shareholders,” including Credit Suisse and Accenture, which invested $35 million a year ago. The deal is expected to close in the coming weeks. Applause, […]

  • Venture capital investing is on the decline. Here's why Boston shouldn't worry
    Posted by Jeff Jeffrey on 08/23/2017 at 3:21 PM

    Venture capital spending continues to lag behind the record activity of recent years, but startups needn't worry; industry analysts say there's billions in dealmaking still to be done. VC firms invested roughly $38 billion in startups and other early-stage companies during the first two quarters this year, down 10 percent from the $42 billion recorded during the same span in 2016 and off about $2 billion from 2015, according to data collected by Pitchbook and the National Venture Capital Association. Dea […]

  • Identity thieves hijack cellphone accounts to go after virtual currency
    Posted by By Nathaniel Popper on 08/23/2017 at 3:11 PM

    The attackers appear to be focusing on anyone who talks on social media about owning virtual currencies or anyone who is known to invest in virtual currency companies, such as venture capitalists. And virtual currency transactions are designed to be irreversible. […]

  • Apple kills plans for self-driving car, will instead create autonomous employee shuttle
    Posted by Luke Stangel on 08/23/2017 at 3:11 PM

    For years, a team of engineers at Apple Inc. have quietly worked on Project Titan, an ambitious plan to compete directly with Tesla, Ford, GM, Google and Uber via Apple-built and branded self-driving cars. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has since abandoned that dream, and will instead work on smaller applications of its technology, like a self-driving employee shuttle bus and a self-driving operating system, The New York Times reports, citing five unnamed sources. As a company, Apple is obsessed with hardwar […]

  • How this CEO is 'Uberizing' the home health care industry
    Posted by Korri Kezar on 08/23/2017 at 3:10 PM

    Tech Titans, the largest technology trade association in Texas, has announced its 2017 finalists for the Tech Titans Awards and the Business Journal is introducing you to each of them. Click here to reserve your tickets to the Aug. 25 Awards Gala. A curiosity that started in college led John Olajide to create what he calls the Uber of home health. Olajide first dabbled in technology for the health care industry when he was asked to create a computer network for a home health company. While on t […]

  • How CIO Ellen Barker helped Texas Instruments bridge the IT language barrier
    Posted by Shawn Shinneman on 08/23/2017 at 3:07 PM

    Tech Titans, the largest technology trade association in Texas, has announced its 2017 finalists for the Tech Titans Awards and the DBJ is introducing you to each of them. Click to reserve your tickets here to the Aug. 25 Awards Gala. In three years as chief information officer at Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN), Ellen Barker has reinvigorated the IT organization with her business background and all-inclusive leadership style. Barker, who was named to the role in 2014, is up for Tech Titans&rsquo […]

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