Can’t stop yourself from shooting a quick text while swerving down the freeway? The Arbella Insurance Foundation is offering discounts on hardware and software that cuts access while driving. Read full story
Speculation about Larry Page’s lack of regular public appearances has swirled for years, but in a post yesterday he explained why — and how he’s funding the fight against vocal cord paralysis. Read full story
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has taken a majority stake in local e-commerce start-up The Grommet, with hopes that the latter can continue selling products through well-told stories. Read full story
Millions trust their precious pictures, documents, and other data to the delightfully simple and relatively reliable Dropbox, but security has not been the company’s priority. Now, a Boston start-up wants to fill that void, keeping data safe from prying eyes by hardening the security through an intuitive encryption interface. Read full story
On June 1, a consortium of do-gooder digerati are coming together to commit Random Hacks of Kindness: A weekend of small, focused programming projects designed to improve Boston, connect citizens, and help the world. Read full story
At last night’s Mass Innovation Nights, Project Repat’s Nathan Rothstein said the company had found amazing success with one product in particular: Quilted blanks from your used T-shirts. Now the start-up is expanding their product line while helping out other area entrepreneurs. Read full story
Endeca earned up to a billion-dollar payday when Oracle snapped it up, and now founder and former chief executive Steve Papa is trying to recreate the magic at a number of new start-ups. The latest: Infinio, where as an investor, advisor, and now board chairman, he is guiding the company to retool data storage management. Read full story
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