Former MIT computer scientist Jim Psota hopes that Panjiva can attract more gatherers of esoteric data to help serve traders.
“It’s kind of the broken windows theory, in reverse,” said trustee and BetaHouse co-founder Jon Pierce, referring to the social theory that minor crimes like vandalism or illegal dumping, unchecked, can lead to serious crime. “If you flip that on its head you can say here’s all this great stuff going on, and we’re going to showcase it and encourage it.”
General Motors Co. spokesman Greg Martin said Thursday the automaker hopes “there’s a will and way to keep the CARS program going a little bit longer.”
“He’s achieved a certain status in Boston through fear-mongering, basically, and somebody needs to stand up to him and call him what he is. He’s a bully,” he said.
The 10-year deal announced Wednesday gives Microsoft access to the Internet’s second-largest search engine audience, adding a potentially potent weapon to the software maker’s Internet arsenal as it girds for an all-out assault against online search and advertising leader Google Inc.
Shearer said he overheard the president apologize to Crowley and ask if there was anything he could do. Two days earlier, Obama had suggested Cambridge police had “acted stupidly” by charging Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. with disorderly conduct.
Herb Chambers, who owns 46 car dealerships in Massachusetts and Rhode Island — and seems to be the only dealer opening new locations this summer — said sales have picked up month after month this year.
We have been here before. In 1995 the founders of a firm called Netscape had the same idea. If the web was going to be the key application, they reasoned, surely the browser could effectively become the operating system. They were unwise enough to say this in the hearing of Bill Gates, who realised instantly it posed a serious threat to Microsoft’s core product. At that moment, Netscape’s fate was sealed: careless talk costs companies.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Drew Gilpin Faust started as Harvard’s president when the university’s prosperity seemed limitless. With its ballooning wealth, Harvard planned almost frenzied growth, from a building boom into Boston to vast increases in student financial aid.
Eight months ago, the millionaires-only club was on the verge of liquidation, a victim of its prior owners’ excesses and the broader economic downturn that choked off the flow of money fueling the club’s rise.