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

For the solar and wind industries in the US, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas.


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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Bingham’s estate partners move to Day Pitney

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.

Happy danksgiving: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar.

PerkinElmer to pay $266 million for Swedish company

PerkinElmer, Inc., the Waltham-based health and sciences company, has agreed to pay $266 million for Perten Instruments Group AB, a scientific testing company based in Stockholm.

Authors sign up to raise Barnes & Noble’s sales

In an effort to increase holiday sales, Barnes & Noble is hoping to lure customers into stores this Black Friday with something book lovers cannot download: signed copies.

Many can’t get beyond part-time positions

Even though they want full-time jobs, 7 million Americans are working part-time — 3 million more than in 2007.

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