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In a federal district court Monday, computing giant Apple will ask for more than $2.5 billion from rival phone maker Samsung for patent violations.
What does the newest research tell us about online dating? Innovation Hub's Kara Miller discusses the question with Bob Seay.
We name the big players in the local startup scene and ask: Will they scale the heights — or flame out?
For the first time, more than half of adults 65 and older are using the Internet. Looks like few grandparents can resist a wall full of family pictures.
There's a lot of activity in mobile advertising again, with venture capitalists pouring money into startups such as Jumptap, Session M and CraveLabs that promise to reach consumers with advertising anywhere they carry their phones.
The service can also be used for AMBER alerts and for presidential communications in cases of a national emergency.
Blind passengers have one big problem taking taxis: They don't know what's on the fare box. The City of Boston is poised to roll out technology that will solve that problem. We take it for a spin.
A recently minted public company is trying to create the future of retail. Burlington-based Demandware, valued at over $700 million, makes software to help high-end brands reach more customers online.
Can playing video games make you healthier? That’s the idea behind the “gamification” of health care, a big trend we’re seeing in the Boston tech scene and beyond.
Massachusetts high school students will soon be required to take at least 3 years of lab-based science classes to get into the state's 4-year public universities.
Cool, man: This summer, the Museum of Science is bringing back the traditional laser/rock show ... with digital animation, and without lasers.
Innovation Hub meets the winners of this year's MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Challenge.
With a major biotech conference in town, a local leader talks about the significance of the sector's strength in New England.
Can anyone make a battery that's better than the status quo? That might be the turnaround for struggling clean-tech company A123 Systems, which says it has a lithium-ion battery for electric cars.
In an encore edition, Innovation Hub looks at the power of crowdsourcing. What happens you pool wisdom, ideas, solutions — even money?
Mobile technology is in the air as Boston-area startups SCVNGR, Cartera Commerce and Crashlytics announce significant deals.
LinkedIn has confirmed that more than 6 million passwords on the business social network were stolen and leaked onto the Internet.
The emerging field of "big data" could help revitalize the state’s tech economy — as long as it doesn’t collapse under the weight of its own hype. Also: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, GreenBytes and MassChallenge.
Curt Schilling's company has laid off its entire staff. Tim Loew of MassDiGI and Alexander Sliwinski of Joystiq talk about whether it's "game over" for 38 Studios and the impact on the growing regional video game industry.
Innovation Hub takes a look at medical procedures and devices that may change how diseases are diagnosed and treated.
What’s catching Bill Gates’ attention these days? Local startup Liquid Metal Battery. Its technology could help the grid make better use of renewable energy sources.
Massachusetts’ top securities regulator has subpoenaed Morgan Stanley related to allegations that it misled most shareholders about the value of Facebook's IPO.
See and hear the songs Joel Tenenbaum downloaded that were at stake in the BMG lawsuit. You've definitely heard many of them yourself ... and perhaps you even own a few.
Banned in Concord, the plastic water bottle has become a symbol of waste. But an entire industry wants you to keep using plastic ... as long as you toss it in the blue bin. WGBH News finds there is, indeed, a future in plastics.
Thomas Massie started a tech company and moved West ... and then moved back to Kentucky, where he's a Tea Party darling and favored to win the Republican nomination for Congress.
With the big IPO in the headlines, Mass. House Speaker Robert DeLeo put together his own sales pitch: to convince Mark Zuckerberg to move back to the Bay State.
MIT provost L. Rafael Reif received a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation award for his role in the institution's online learning platforms. He talked about the MITx and edX projects with WGBH News.
The MBTA now offers a mobile map option on Android phones that lets people see inside some stations. But will it be useful?
A look at the innovative programs that are helping inner-city students get the connections, resources and knowledge that it takes to be the next great entrepreneur, scientist or thinker.
Zuckerberg haters, relax: The social network giant has growing competition in the commerce realm from local startups such as CustomMade, Daily Grommet and Krush.
Everyone's waiting for Facebook's IPO. But sometimes it's good to remember our country's first social network. ...
edX is making a splash this month -- another example of the academic marketplace filling the space between for-profit schools like the University of Phoenix and the traditional ivy-covered halls.
The provosts of Harvard and MIT joined Emily Rooney to discuss their joint online education initiative — one they think will be a game-changer. Watch Greater Boston on-demand.
Carried atop a jumbo jet, the Enterprise is flying from Northern Virginia to New York City and passed low over the city's five boroughs.
A year after Google acquired local startup ITA Software, it appears the giant's travel strategy is more about managing data than finding the best fares.
Some local experts are working to increase MBTA ridership by developing tools that sound like something out of speculative fiction.
Around the globe, waste can tell both an environmental and social story. Here are some reports of communities living in, among and off of others' trash.
As usual, this year's summer blockbusters will be stuffed with computer-created aliens, zombies or vampires. Not all filmmakers want virtual creatures, however; at Monsterpalooza, they make their monsters by hand.
A couple of Cambridge companies are gaining ground with their regenerative medicine technology, which uses living cells and other natural materials to promote healing.
Children spend more and more time punching out text messages, playing online games, and updating their Facebook pages. Is a tech takeover of the classroom inevitable?
While most of the tech world is talking about Facebook's billion-dollar acquisition of Instagram, a couple of local startups in mobile and social apps are making some noise of their own.
Innovation Hub takes a look at how social media is changing us and the world we live in. What do we share about ourselves? And what do we want to keep secret?
We talked with David Edwards on the mad science behind his food inventions, like inhalable chocolate and caffeine.
The life sciences entrepreneur is missing and presumed dead after a hiking accident in New Hampshire.
As 75,000 video game fans descend on the Seaport for the PAX East conference, locals say the Bay State has become a major player in the industry.
Kibits, a new social networking mobile app, allows users to control exactly what information gets shared with whom — so your colleagues will never, ever see that vacation pic.
It's the biggest local deal of the year so far: Amazon has acquired a North Reading company that makes wheeled robots to move packages in warehouses efficiently.
We're joined by Harvard’s David Weinberger, whose book, Too Big to Know, argues that the rapidly-expanding amount of information available to us is changing how we think and communicate.
Could your child leave his next checkup with a prescription for a video game? Akili Interactive Labs hopes its game will be the first approved by the FDA as a medical device.
You're doing it right now: You're consuming media. Some theorists say our information diet is making us bloated. Here's how they want to help us. EXTRA: What's your favorite media "junk food"?
New England tech startups could be instrumental in changing the way companies market their wares in a digital world, with technology to help companies get their stories out on Facebook and merge advertising with mobile apps.
A Google-owned Cambridge software company will introduce a new reservation system for airlines, starting with Hyannis-based Cape Air.
We talk to a filmmaker, a vice president at Google and a national news anchor about the future of women in business.
The battle for hepatitis C drug market dominance rages on locally, with Vertex honing its drug Telaprevir and Enanta teaming with Novartis to create a new treatment.
Librarians are reporting dramatic increases in the numbers of people looking to borrow e-books. But some publishing houses are rethinking whether they want libraries loaning out e-books at all.
We’ll look at high-tech ways of getting healthy — a nutritionist in your pocket, a marathon coach on your mobile phone — and more.
People are looking to libraries to respond to technology and make up for cuts in their own household budgets — and libraries are answering the call.
Fashion isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you hear “Harvard,” but Xconomy has tracked down 19 young, fashion-focused internet companies with founders from the B-school.
Officials say the video game conference PAX East’s 10-year commitment to Boston could make Massachusetts the center of the rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar gaming industry.
Some unexpected data came out of WGBH News' Super Bowl biosensor experiment that could advance a researcher's work on addiction.
With video conferencing, your competitors can be just as bored as you are: Many video conferences are susceptible to corporate spying, according to Boston software company Rapid7.
The Super Bowl was the most-watched TV show in U.S. history — but for geeks, the excitement was online, with NBC's first-ever web stream. How did the experience measure up?
Did the high-stress Super Bowl make your heart pound? During the game, we strapped biosensors on fans to learn about the state of mobile-phone health technology.
While most of the tech world is analyzing Facebook’s impending IPO, a new effort at Harvard University is trying to find the next Facebook — and keep it in Cambridge.
How can we adapt cars to a world that's rapidly industrializing, urbanizing, and straining to meet its energy needs?
What it will take to generate the energy and fuel for a planet that just hit 7 billion and isn’t done growing? The old gas-and-coal-powered grid is changing. Germany now generates 20% renewable energy, but America has lagged — and our next guest says that’s got to change.
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