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Michael Morisy

Michael Morisy covers startups, innovation, and technology for the Boston Globe online. He joined the Globe in 2012 after reporting on technology and managing online communities for five years. He is also the founder of MuckRock, an online investigative news startup with a focus on public records.

Latest stories

Bitcoin ATM pulls into South Station

By Michael Morisy , Boston.com Staff

Visitors to South Station can exchange cash for the digital currency using the new ATM.

Microsoft alumni welcome choice of Nadella as CEO

By Michael Morisy , Globe Staff

Former Microsoft employees in the Boston area said Satya Nadella’s technical background will be an asset for him as he leads the company.

MassChallenge, CIC, other coworking groups offer free office space to those impacted by Boston Marathon bombing

By Michael Morisy , Boston.com Staff

MassChallenge, Space with a Soul, and other shared co-working spaces are offering free office space to those impacted by the Boston Marathon bombing. “Our hearts and minds are with those affected by the tragedy. Thank you all in the community for doing your best to help victims recover,” read a MassChallenge email. “MassChallenge will provide free coworking space through the end of May to anyone affected by the tragedy, or whose office is not accessible due to the ongoing investigation.” Space with a Soul released a list of participating coworking spaces open to those displaced: To access additional information, please clink this link to the Hive, a Boston.com blog focused on innovation.

HubSpot acquires Chime and PrepWork, promising more to come

By Michael Morisy , Globe Staff

Online marketing firm HubSpot has acquired two small start-ups, Chime and PrepWork, bringing their teams to Boston while promising more moves are on the way. A PrepWork application automates morning reports giving you briefings on what the people you will be meeting with that day have been up to, whether that’s a new promotion, a recent news article, or simply a funny tweet that they sent. Chime is a browser extension for Chrome that allows Web apps to send in-browser notifications of activity, such as when someone responds to your comment or if a friend posts a new photo on Flickr. HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan noted that both companies worked to further humanize the Web experience, a vision that aligns closely with HubSpot’s focus.