Boston Biz Journal Headlines

  • Is it a Mass. biotech or is it a Harry Potter spell? Take our quiz February 21, 2019
    Not only do some of the biotech industry's scientific endeavors sound like they come out of a Harry Potter book, but many times, so do their names. Massachusetts is filled with hundreds of biotech companies, with dozens of new startups seemingly cropping up every year. Like J.K. Rowling's book series, many of these companies take inspiration from Latin literature and mythology. But these companies hope that their products are more than just fantasy. Take our quiz to see if you can tell the biotech…
  • Dave Waller's obsession with all things visual pervades his home, work life February 21, 2019
    The founder of Brickyard VFX is attracted to interesting marketing messages, technologies, and even homes — when they’re a former fire station or lighthouse.
  • GE hasn't reached expected employment totals, but still ‘committed’ to Cincinnati February 21, 2019
    General Electric Co. has not reached its expected employment totals for its Global Operations Center in Cincinnati, but the company said it's still committed to the city.
  • Boston investment manager pays $7.1 million for California farmland February 21, 2019
    A Boston-based investment manager has paid $7.1 million for 638 acres of agricultural land in California.
  • Editorial: Incentives are misunderstood, to everyone's detriment February 21, 2019
    Opponents seem to believe that tax incentives involve the use of taxpayer money to write a check to a for-profit business as a way to attract that business to open a large facility in a given area. That’s not how incentives work.
  • From Microsoft to McDonald's: Mentors share their first jobs February 21, 2019
    This coming Monday, Feb. 25, the Boston Business Journal is hosting hundreds of local businesswomen who will meet with nearly 50 women professionals for "speed mentoring" and networking. The event, which this year takes place between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, is part of a national Mentoring Monday movement in which as many as 10,000 women across 43 U.S. cities will come together to advance women in business. We asked this year's Boston mentors to share their…
  • Apptopia announces exclusive deal on financial info with Bloomberg February 21, 2019
    Apptopia, a Boston-based company providing mobile app store intelligence, on Thursday announced an exclusive partnership with Bloomberg to provide mobile data to the finance industry. The terms of the five-year deal include three years of exclusivity and an option to renew after that. Apptopia will be the sole mobile data provider for Bloomberg, and Apptopia can’t sell the data to financial firms. Apptopia declined to disclose dollar figures attached to the deal. Apptopia is a marketing data…
  • Report sounds alarm on $8.4 billion shortfall in Mass. transportation revenues February 21, 2019
    Massachusetts faces an $8.4 billion shortfall in revenues needed to ensure that state roads and bridges and MBTA infrastructure are in a state of good repair over the next ten years, according to a new report, which calls on the state to agree on an updated reform and revenue plan for the next decade and beyond. A Better City, a group of business leaders focused on the Boston region's economic health and competitiveness, concluded in its 80-page report that the funding shortfall at the MBTA between…
  • Waltham biotech Morphic signs $725M partnership with Janssen February 21, 2019
    Preclinical biotech Morphic Therapeutic Inc. has signed its second major collaboration with a pharmaceutical giant, announcing a deal with Janssen Biotech Inc. on Thursday worth more than $725 million. Waltham-based Morphic will develop drugs for multiple diseases with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen, which opened an R&D facility in Boston last year and told the Business Journal they were scouting out partnerships in the area. Janssen could pay upwards of $725 million in preclinical development,…
  • At UMass Memorial, doctors bring virtual care to infants February 21, 2019
    The health system is launching a new telemedicine program to better broaden the expertise of NICU doctors to the region.


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