Ervin Pejo worked in an MGH anesthesiology research lab.

Ervin Pejo worked in an MGH anesthesiology research lab.

Partners moves to commercialize more of its research

The state’s biggest health system wants to commercialize more of the technology that comes out of its prestigious teaching hospitals. By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey



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Study: Obama most followed on Twitter, pope most influential

A new study shows President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered the most influential by the number of his messages retweeted.

Entrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs

The name of Jenn Tompkins’ company sends customers into fits of laughter.

Boston Scientific posts quarterly loss, cuts outlook

Boston Scientific Corp. swung to a first-quarter loss and cut its sales outlook for the year, citing the strong dollar and acquisition costs.

Google awards $164 million to ease strife with European publishers

Google Inc. will spend $164 million funding online journalism projects in Europe as it seeks to alleviate tensions with an industry that’s lodged a antitrust complaints over its behavior.

Record snow leads to sluggish real estate sales

Single-family home sales in Massachusetts rose slightly in March, while condominium sales fell sharply, according to new figures released Tuesday by The Warren Group.


Blink launches on-demand eye exams in New York City

An MIT-built service launched in New York City last week and brings an eye testing service to customers at their homes.

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Boston execs embrace the bard

Tuesday’s reading of “King Lear” will feature a big cast of characters plucked from the ranks of Boston’s business community.


Geographic profiling? Try analyzing emojis

A new report has found that Canadians are violent, Australians are drunk, and Russians are constantly in love, at least when it comes to their emoji.

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.