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A courtyard view of Boston’s tech economy

The courtyard behind the Charles Hotel holds a mirror to what we’re good at, and how we could get even better.

Five things you should know about Steve Grossman

Steve Grossman, the former state treasurer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is once again helping small businesses gain access to capital.


LogMeIn to pay up to $125m for password manager LastPass

Users save passwords in a cloud-based storage system and access them with a single master password.


Netflix hikes price by $1 for new customers

The new price of $10 per month for the company’s most popular plan marks the second time in 17 months it has boosted its US rates by $1.

Cushman taps Fallon to run New England office

The veteran broker has been named New England market leader at Cushman & Wakefield.

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Wegmans prepared several hundred employees for the opening of the Westwood store this weekend.

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With cult-like following, Wegmans has indeed arrived in Mass.

The chain, which is expanding in the state, has a cult-like following that comes from its appeal to value shoppers and foodies.

EMC-Dell talks reflect a data storage industry in flux

Demand for the “big iron” data-storage systems that made EMC’s fortune has fallen in recent years.

TelexFree bankruptcy trustee Stephen Darr: “Some of the tales that you hear are really heartbreaking.”

TelexFree trustee says alleged fraud swells to $3 billion

The scope of the alleged Ponzi scheme has tripled, according to Stephen Darr, who said at least 1 million people opened accounts.

Bill Gross posed for a portrait in 2009 while he was still at Pimco.

Gross sues Pimco, says ouster profit-driven

The cofounder of Pacific Investment Management Co. accused the bond giant of pushing him out in order to divvy up his 20 percent share of the profit pool.

A growing numbers of real estate operators are sponsoring Hubway stations, including at Post Office Square and Fan Pier in the Seaport district (above). The stations provide a dose of sustainable-economy cachet, as well as convenience.

Hubway service proving popular with landlords, who want stations nearby

Boston’s popular bike service is the latest must-have cool amenity and a growing number of real estate operators are sponsoring stations.



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Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung


Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.