Young lawyers seek to shake up legal profession with mobile apps

William Palin  plans to launch a Boston-Cambridge unit of a tech group called Legal Hackers.

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A growing group of young, tech-savvy lawyers is dedicated to developing technology to deliver legal services more efficiently.

One study found the cost of utility-scale solar energy and wind power to be lower than that of natural gas.

Renewable energy starting to win on price

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Electric wheel could give biking a boost

GeoOrbital’s prototype wheel attaches to the front fork of your bike, and three rollers inside it move the tire around the wheel, instead of moving the whole wheel.


Branding Boston as an innovation hub

Mayor Martin J. Walsh welcomed members of Boston’s startup community to City Hall in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick is navigating the company through a controversy after a top executive suggested digging up dirt on a journalist critical of the service.

Bad behavior isn’t always bad for startups’ business

Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?

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Budweiser gives Clydesdales holiday pink slip

Anheuser-Busch InBev says the horses will not appear in its holiday advertising this year.

Shared campus planned for downtown Brockton

The state will spend $21.5 million to renovate a building that will allow three colleges to to host seminars, lectures, and labs.

ATM company settles lawsuit by Coakley, blind advocates for $1.5 million

Cardtronics, Inc., the world’s largest retail ATM operator, has agreed to pay a total of $1.5 million to the National Federation for the Blind and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to settle long-running complaints about its machines being inaccessible to blind people.

Gas prices continue to drop while Thanksgiving travel hits 7-year high

Gas prices in Massachusetts dropped 6 cents to $2.87 a gallon last week, good news for the 2 million New England residents planning to travel this Thanksgiving, according to AAA.

Bingham partners move on to other firms

Four lawyers, including three partners, from Bingham McCutchen’s estate planning division in Boston have moved to Day Pitney LLP. These attorneys will help Day Pitney, a 300-attorney firm, expand its trusts and estates practice.

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