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Sumner Redstone Donates to Harvard for Public Service

Filed in Business, University College Life by on April 27, 2010 0 Comments
Sumner Redstone Donates to Harvard for Public Service

Media Mogul Sumner Redstone donated $1 million to Harvard to establish fellowships in the area of public service.  Motivated by John F. Kennedy’s call to service work Redstone hopes to foster a desire toward public service for Harvard Students.  Redstone is both a Harvard and Harvard Law graduate.  He also gave half a million to […]

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Cambridge Hosts Boston Biotech Conference

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Cambridge Hosts Boston Biotech Conference

Cambridge’s Charles Hotel is hosting the 2010 Boston Biotech Conference next Tuesday, April 13th.  The Biotech Industry has played a big role in the Massachusetts economy but needs to ramp up as a bigger part since the recession.  The Biotech Conference this Tuesday will be for Business Development.  There is still time to register. The […]

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Twitter App Store Company Comes to Central Square

Filed in Business, Featured by on March 31, 2010 0 Comments
Twitter App Store Company Comes to Central Square

OneForty Inc is coming to Mass Ave Central Square in Cambridge.  This according to reports on the BBJ.  Cambridge is no stranger to cool start ups but we are always ready to welcome one more.  OneForty showcases and provides tools/apps for Twitter via their online store.  It was founded by none other than Laura Fitton […]

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Massachusetts Biotech and Life Sciences Under Pressure

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Massachusetts Biotech and Life Sciences Under Pressure

Genzyme already had it’s hands full before Carl Icahn entered the picture. Genzyme and Biogen both with major operations in Cambridge are now considered possible takeover candidates in an industry that is starting to heat up with merger and acquisition activity. Initially this post was going to be titled “Is Carl Icahn Good for Cambridge?” […]

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Cambridge Tops 2009 Best Places to Work List

Filed in Business, Featured by on November 13, 2009 0 Comments
Cambridge Tops 2009 Best Places to Work List

Cambridge placed 10 companies on the recent list compiled by the Boston Globe for Top Places to Work in 2009.  The top companies in Massachusetts based on the Globe’s survey were ranked for the Top 100 as well as other lists including breakdowns for large employers, midsize employers and small employers.  Harmonix ranked an impressive […]

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MIT Welcomes President Obama’s Symbolic Visit

Filed in Business, University College Life by on October 22, 2009 0 Comments
MIT Welcomes President Obama’s Symbolic Visit

Excitement is gathering for President Obama’s visit to MIT tomorrow.  The event was a bit of a surprise but according to MIT’s Kirk Kolenbrander: “President Obama and President Hockfield both believe that the leading minds in science and technology must bring their talent squarely to bear on creating transformational energy solutions,” Kolenbrander wrote. “We are […]

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Trader Joe’s Hiring at the Fresh Pond Mall

Filed in Business by on October 15, 2009 0 Comments
Trader Joe’s Hiring at the Fresh Pond Mall

The rumors are true.  Trader Joe’s is opening another Cambridge store which will be located at the Fresh Pond Mall.  It will be next to the totally remodeled CVS where Kappy’s used to be. This past weekend I stopped in to get an updated view at the changes that were being completed since I last […]

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MIT’s Enterprise Forum Welcomes Ray Kurzweil

Filed in Business by on October 8, 2009 1 Comment
MIT’s Enterprise Forum Welcomes Ray Kurzweil

Cambridge and innovation go hand in hand.  Next week on Wednesday evening, MIT is hosting a discussion about innovation at it’s well-known Enterprise Forum.  The presentation is called The Democratization of Innovation A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil.  Also participating will be Bill Warner and Simeon Simeonov. Understanding the evolution of technology and how it impacts […]

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Cambridge’s Idera Hoping to Capitalize at Mass Bio

Filed in Business by on October 5, 2009 0 Comments
Cambridge’s Idera Hoping to Capitalize at Mass Bio

Tomorrow the MassBio Investor’s Forum is taking place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.  Idera Pharmaceuticals based out of Cambridge is going to be one of the companies presenting at the 11th annual event.  MassBio otherwise know as the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council has a mission to make Massachusetts a center of and for biotechnology. Since the […]

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MIT Investment Strategy Cushions Blow

Filed in Business by on September 18, 2009 0 Comments
MIT Investment Strategy Cushions Blow

Some living in the Cambridge area may think Harvard gets more press than MIT.  In some cases that may be true the university employs less people than Harvard.  According to the City of Cambridge, Harvard Employed 11,315 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology employs 7,820 in 2008. This week MIT announced a $1.7 Billion loss […]

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