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Aquil Abdullah, a 2004 Olympian, rows along the Charles River as he is being broadcast live to Hydrow rowers around the world for their rowing workouts.

Cambridge rowing startup Hydrow in talks to go public via SPAC as pandemic boosts interest in at-home fitness

Hydrow competes in the remote fitness market against companies including industry behemoth Peloton.

Baiju Bhatt and Vlad Tenev celebrated after ringing the bell on Robinhood markets IPO listing day on July 29 in New York City.

Amid stock surge, Robinhood IPO splits the trading firm’s own customers

Local users who bought shares have been on a rollercoaster ride. The company's stock dropped 8 percent on the first day of trading but is now up 23 percent over the IPO price.

A 5G sign is displayed in a window at a Verizon store in Corte Madera, Calif.

Here’s which mobile carrier has the fastest wireless network around Boston

A survey by research firm RootMetrics ranks Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile in terms of upload and download speeds, availability, and performance while making calls and texting.

The logos for Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and Sling TV are pictured on a remote control.

As more consumers ditch cable TV, streaming prices keep going up

People have unplugged their cable boxes at a record pace, even as TV viewing surged during the pandemic. But streaming services from Hulu, YouTube, Sling TV, and others are getting pricier.

A sign at the entrance to the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif.,

Facebook says US employees need vaccinations for office return

Apple and Google have pushed back reopening plans to October from September, and Google also will require employees to get vaccinated before returning to offices.

Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz, pathology department chair at NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island, shows a slide of lung tissue affected by COVID-19.

PathAI acquires Poplar Healthcare, highlighting AI’s role in medical diagnoses

The Boston tech startup will absorb Poplar’s 350 employees, and maintain the company’s offices in Memphis.

A new study by Northeastern University researchers found crime rates rise after Airbnb listings proliferate in a neighborhood.

Study links growth of Airbnb listings in Boston to 911 calls

The Northeastern researchers said they undertook the study because while the question of Airbnb’s link to crime had been posed in writings, no one had “done their due diligence” to test the data.

Anthony Bourdain in "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain."

After Bourdain documentary sounds alarm on voice fakery, tech firms weigh in on ethics, security

Sometimes it takes the voice of a dead man to get our attention. But these aren’t new questions to the engineers at Boston-area companies at the leading edge of vocal simulation tech.