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Bill Burr explains why Boston exists in the STAR WARS universe and why you’re an idiot for asking

Mayfield, Bill Burr's recurring character on The Mandalorian, is an ex-stormtrooper-turned-mercenary with a heart of gold. Based on the character's accent, he is also inexplicably from the Boston area—an eyebrow-raising detail, considering the st... ...

NextView Ventures closes its fourth fund with $89 million

NextView Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital fund, has raised an $89.6 million fund, according to SEC filings. The firm’s fourth fund, its largest to date, is oversubscribed, with early documents indicating a $70 million goal. The NextView Ventures team did not immediately respond to request for comment. NextView Ventures was launched in 2010 by Rob ...

The wild story of the first known Chinese person to live in Boston in the 1790s

SAMPAN, a Chinese-English newspaper for Chinese and Asian diaspora in New England published by the nonprofit Asian American Civic Association, has a fascinating new post about the first Chinese person to live in Boston. John Boit, of Boston, w... ...

Someone tried to burn down an Early Voting Ballot Box at the Boston Public Library

From The Boston Globe: A ballot drop box outside the Boston Public Library was set on fire early Sunday morning in an apparently deliberate act, according to state and city officials, who said the "attack" — a "disgrace to democracy" — likely left s... ...

Boston startups expand region’s venture capital footprint

This year has shaken up venture capital, turning a hot early start to 2020 into a glacial period permeated with fear during the early days of COVID-19. That ice quickly melted as venture capitalists discovered that demand for software and other services that startups provide was accelerating, pushing many young tech companies back into growth ...

Dunkin Donuts releases new Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut, and actual humans are eating it

"Nuggets are on notice," Dunkin Donuts declares in a press release, while also urging sandwiches and tacos to heed their warning. The Massachusetts-based donut and coffee company is celebrating Halloween with a new Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut. A delici... ...

‘SNL’ ad pokes fun at Boston with pitch perfect ad for Sam Adams’ pumpkin ale

10.11.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

At a time of unprecedented division, last night Saturday Night Live played into one of the few things most Americans can still agree on: Making fun of Boston is funny. Controversial comedian Bill Burr was a natural fit for this sketch, starring a... ...

SaaS Ventures takes the investment road less traveled

Most venture capital firms are based in hubs like Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston. These firms nurture those ecosystems and they’ve done well, but SaaS Ventures decided to go a different route: it went to cities like Chicago, Green Bay, Wisconsin and Lincoln, Nebraska. The firm looks for enterprise-focused entrepreneurs who are trying ...

What pandemic? Inside Boston’s scorching VC summer

Filled with innovation labs, co-working spaces and students, Boston has a ton of entrepreneurial characteristics baked into its DNA. However, when the coronavirus swept through the country, the area’s startup scene was stress-tested as badly as other entrepreneurial hubs. Could Boston’s startups still thrive without the city’s robust in-person ecosystems?  Last month, we answered this ...