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A Toast point of sale system.

Boston restaurant software firm Toast seeks up to $717 million in IPO

The offering comes as the restaurant industry rebounds from a pandemic that was disastrous for in-person dining but was a boon for takeout and delivery services.

Alex Styller (left), president and CEO of ICT Asset Recovery, posed for a portrait with ICT employee Jade Cheng outside of the Lowell warehouse where they store some of their computer equipment.

Malden firm suing computer giant HP over China deal gone wrong

Three salespeople from a local used computer reseller ended up in a Beijing prison for seven months over a counterfeiting complaint. Their story is at the center of a lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston against Hewlett-Packard.

Cofounders Jason Kelly and Reshma Shetty pose for a portrait inside Ginkgo Bioworks.

The week in Boston tech: new money, new ventures, new offices

Local innovation companies raised hundreds of millions of dollars, made key acquisitions, expanded their offices, and launched new ventures.

Boston-based Snyk is valued by investors at $8.5 billion as of September.

Local cybersecurity startup Snyk attracts $530 million in new cash

One of the largest venture capital deals of the year values the Boston company at $8.5 billion.

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The iRobot Roomba 675 robotic vacuum.

If your dog makes a mess on the floor, iRobot’s new Roomba vacuum will stay clear

It’s one of several upgrades the Bedford company unveiled Thursday, aimed at integrating robots with “smart home” technology.

Massachusetts State House.

Amid spike in cyberattacks, Mass. officials debate how to protect state networks

A virtual hearing Wednesday followed a spate of cyberattacks in Massachusetts that cost the state upward of $100 million in damage last year, according to an FBI report.

A team of engineers and scientists from CFS and MIT’s PSFC lower the superconducting magnet into the test stand in which the magnet was cooled and powered to produce a magnetic field of 20 tesla.

Cambridge startup takes big step toward clean fusion power

Working with MIT, Commonwealth Fusion Systems has successfully tested the world’s most powerful superconducting magnet, capable of containing the immense energy of a fusion reaction.

Will Ahmed, the founder and CEO of Whoop, a fitness-wearable company based in Boston.

Inside the rise of Whoop, Boston’s fitness-wearable tech giant

Whoop is one of the most valuable fitness-wearable startups in the world. On Wednesday, the company released a wrist strap with new features and an apparel line.