Boston area poised to ride the mobile tech wave
Facebook Inc.’s purchase of Instagram, a two-year-old San Francisco start-up with barely a website, removes any doubt that mobile technology is the wave of the future as the Internet moves rapidly from desktops to smartphones and tablets. And the Boston area is poised to benefit in a big way. Massachusetts has more than 400 mobile tech companies, according to the Mass Tech Leadership Council. That number is growing fast, according to the trade group.