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A 16th-Century Astronomy Book Featured “Analog Computers” to Calculate the Shape of the Moon, the Position of the Sun, and More

Pop-up book enthusiasts like Ellen Rubin will know what volvelles are; you and I may not, but if you’ve ever moved a paper wheel or slider on a page, you’ve used one. The volvelle first emerged in the medieval era, not as an amusement to liven up children’s books but as a kind of “analog computer” embedded in serious scientific works. “The volvelles make the practical nature of cosmography clear,” writes Katie Taylor at Cambridge’s Whipple Library, which holds a copy of Cosmographia. “Read...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, Astronomy, College, History, Cambridge, Seoul, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Johannes Kepler, Katie Taylor, Colin Marshall, Ellen Rubin, 21st Century Los Angeles, Whipple Library


We’re Beginning to Realize the Cloud’s Full Potential at the Edge

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the first “public cloud” offering third-party data storage and compute services, launched in March 2006, and by 2012, there were multiple credible competitors. The hype was strong. Back then, cloud evangelists were predicting that essentially everything in the enterprise data center would migrate to one of just a few public clouds. And despite the public cloud’s incredible advantages—unlimited capacity and scale, ubiquitous access, and massive redundancy—this hasn’t ha...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Cloud, Technology, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Boston, Trends, Tech, It, Gartner, Aws, Edge, Amazon Web Services, Clearsky Data


Pillar Fuels Second Go-Round With $100M Fund for Boston Startups

It took a few more years than initially planned, but early-stage venture firm Pillar has raised the $100 million fund it wanted.Launching with fanfare in 2016 under former North Bridge Venture Partners’ Jamie Goldstein, Pillar set its sights on nine digits worth of cash but ended up only raising $57 million. It has since sent that money into early stakes in 26 companies, including Algorand, Desktop Metal, PillPack, Circle, Flipside Crypto, Hometap, Kuebix, PathAI, and Asimov.Today, the firm ann...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Boston, Trends, Tech, Venture Capital, Carbonite, Tripadvisor, PillPack, North Bridge Venture Partners, Ginkgo Bioworks, Runkeeper, Clearsky Data, Draftkings, Pluralsight, Circle


Meet Ellen Rubin (aka The Popuplady) and Her Collection of 9,000 Pop-Up Books

It’s unusual to encounter a pop-up book for sale in a thrift store. Their enthusiastic child owners tend to work them so hard, that eventually even sentimental value is trashed. Stuck slider bars and torn flaps scotch the element of surprise. Scenes that once sprang to crisp attention can barely manage a flaccid 45° angle. One good yank and Cinderella’s coach gives way forever, leaving an unsightly crust of dried glue. Their natural tendency toward obsolescence only serves to make au...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Design, College, Edgar Allan Poe, History, Yale, Smithsonian, Cinderella, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Rubin, Ayun Halliday, Ellen Rubin, Literary Arts


Meet the Xconomists 2018 in Boston: The Photos

View the Slideshow Earlier this month, we held our annual “Meet the Xconomists” reception in Boston. This event is where we invite a mix of business leaders across tech, life sciences, and other sectors to network and trade ideas with our informal editorial advisors (we call them the Xconomists). It’s always a great crowd, and this year’s was extra special to me, as I was celebrating my 10th work anniversary at Xconomy. (My first two years were spent mostly in Seattle). Big thanks to our...
Tags: Startups, Networking, Boston, Events, Trends, It, People, Mit, Vc, Software, Venture Capital, Biotech, Seattle, JULIETTE KAYYEM, John Pearce, Old City Hall


The Edge or the Cloud? It Depends on the App

There’s no arguing that the cloud has transformed the way organizations deal with data and apps. It has freed IT departments from constantly provisioning and managing storage, while bringing overall costs down. For these reasons and more, companies everywhere are moving more and more data and compute tasks to the cloud every day. It’s important, however, not to go overboard. No matter how great the cloud is, there are many applications that will simply never be a fit for what the cloud can provi...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Hardware, Internet, Cloud Computing, Boston, Trends, Strategy, It, Software, Infrastructure, Data Storage, Boston Xcon, Boulder/Denver Xcon, Detroit Xcon, National Xcon


Don’t Miss the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, Sept 8-10, 2017

  The fourth annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint on September 8-10 with a line-up of 100 exhibitors. Supported by AbeBooks.com, this year’s event includes a “Works on Paper” gallery. Visitors will be able to discover prints, drawings, etchings, engravings, lithographs and photography, as well as rare and vintage books from top dealers from across the U.S., Canada and Europe. The Works on Paper gallery includes an exhibition of works by childre...
Tags: Europe, Books, New York, Abc, Germany, Georgia, Canada, Brooklyn, Poland, Manhattan, Nazi, Ellen, Matthew, Maurice Sendak, Greenpoint, Verdana


Friend & Flowers Return With Wasabi, Take on Amazon in “Hot Storage”

In the market for cloud storage and related tech services, there is Amazon—and then there’s everybody else. The Seattle-based company’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon Web Services business generated $12.2 billion in sales last year, and it controls an estimated 33 percent of the global market for cloud infrastructure services, according to a recent analysis by Synergy Research Group. But that isn’t deterring Wasabi Technologies, a new Boston data-storage startup, from entering the fray. And the 18...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Cloud, Storage, Enterprise, Microsoft, Boston, Azure, Trends, Tech, Data, It, Software, David, Aws