Boston

Can IBM eggheads slay Boston’s traffic woes?

Boston picked the brains of a gaggle of IBM engineers who came in to figure out how to consolidate and analyze existing traffic data feeds as well as new data sources including Twitter, to ease the city’s notorious traffic jams.

Google expansion sparks turf war in the Hub

Boston and Cambridge are battling it out to be the site of Google’s proposed expansion in the Hub. Google’s current local headquarters is in Kendall Square, but it’s unclear if it can expand there. Boston is pitching its Innovation District to the search giant.

HP moves big data ops to Cambridge

The greater Boston area may not be the hub of the big data universe that some recent research suggests, but it got a leg up this week with news that tech giant Hewlett-Packard is moving some of its big data operations to Cambridge.

Not banned in Boston: Tweet seats come to a theater near you

In what purists see as capitulation to attention deficit disorder, several Boston theaters plan to offer special “tweet seats” for cell-phone wielding patrons. Boston is following in the footsteps of venues like the Palm Beach Opera and Norma Terris Theater that already breached the tweet/no-tweet divide.

Solar startup Sunpreme raises $50M, heads to China

China has been the epicenter of its own solar manufacturing industry for years but the country has more recently become a destination for U.S. startups setting up their first manufacturing bases in the country as well — like solar maker Sunpreme.