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Does your garden need a Tertill? Helen Greiner’s quest for the next big thing in robots.

The iRobot cofounder thinks the world is ready for a machine that wipes out weeds as easily as a Roomba sucks up dust bunnies.

Fourteen ventures founded by Harvard students, alumni, and affiliates won awards from the Bertarelli Foundation ranging from $2,500 to $75,000 each.

Harvard startup contest draws Biden’s attention

The winners of this year’s Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge received a total of $510,000 — and a letter of congratulations from President Joe Biden, who singled out a speech-therapy company.

Airbnb's “anti-party system” is aimed at preventing people from using its platform to throw parties over the Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends.

Airbnb looks to crack down on Memorial Day weekend parties

The company's “anti-party system” restricts new users and those with negative reviews. These guests will not be able to book homes for one-night reservations on the holiday weekends.

In this handout photo provided by NASA, NASA astronaut Kayla Barron is helped out of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft onboard the SpaceX Shannon recovery ship after she and NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthais Maurer landed in the Gulf of Mexico on May 6, 2022 off the coast of Tampa, Florida.

SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites

The three US astronauts and one German in the capsule were bobbing off the Florida coast, near Tampa, less than 24 hours after leaving the International Space Station.

The home screen of the Wayfair website displayed on a laptop computer.

Wayfair stock plunges as online sales tumble

Shares of the Boston company declined 26 percent after it announced first-quarter results that didn’t meet analysts’ expectations.

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Signage for Bitcoin at a booth at the Hong Kong Fintech Week.

Could crypto help close the racial wealth gap?

Hint: We don’t know yet. But the question has spawned an interesting discussion.

Wayfair website home screen is displayed on a laptop computer in an arranged photograph taken in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, United States, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

Wayfair shares tumble after larger-than-expected losses

The flurry of disappointing results among e-commerce companies follows Amazon Inc.’s historic rout last week.

Elon Musk on February 10, 2022.

Elon Musk gets $7 billion backing for Twitter bid from tech heavyweights

The billionaire has strengthened the equity stake of his offer to buy the social media platform with commitments of more than $7 billion from a range of investors, including Silicon Valley heavy hitters like Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison.