Massachusetts Has An Innovative Approach To Immigration Reform

Feld Thoughts

Two big proposals from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today. He’s also proposing an incredibly clever and innovative approach to immigration reform applicable only to Massachusetts. The Massachusetts non-competition situation has always been stupid. The post Massachusetts Has An Innovative Approach To Immigration Reform appeared first on Feld Thoughts. First, he’s proposing to ban non-competition agreements.

This Popular Interview Question Is Now Illegal in Massachusetts

Inc Startups

Frankly, asking how much you earned in your last job was never appropriate

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Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal

Inc Startups

Wharton Professor Peter Capelli thinks this could backfire

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $ 90M invested in 32 companies.

Changing How We Think About Education

Feld Thoughts

Education Chris Rogers Ken Robinson lego Massachusetts Institute of Technology startup weekend Tufts UniversityOn Friday I spent three hours at Tufts University meeting with Chris Rogers and a few of his colleagues at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.

Why Massachusetts' New Law Is a Big Deal for the Future of Salary Negotiations

Inc Startups

Talking openly about pay is now protected by law

Billionaire Casino Owner Bets Millions Against Legal Marijuana

Inc Startups

Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate, has donated money to oppose legalization in Arizona, Massachusetts, Nevada and Florida

Applying for a Job? This New Law Probably Means a Bigger Salary (Starting in 2018, Anyway)

Inc Startups

A new Massachusetts law, described as a model for the nation, changes the most important factor in negotiations: No more asking your current salary

Venture Cyclist: Big Data, ?Mass? Data

Venture Cyclist

Just a few days after I started my Big Data blog series, yesterday was Big Data in Massachusetts day. I was fortunate to be in the crowd at the Stata Center when MIT, Intel and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts launched a whole series of Big Data initiatives in Boston and Massachusetts.

LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman to Offer $250,000 Prize For 'Disobedience'

Inc Startups

Speaking at a conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, the LinkedIn executive announced a cash prize for social innovation

Inside the World's Most Dog-Friendly Office

Inc Startups

Anything your pooch could want, Massachusetts startup Kurgo has got it covered Dog beds? Check. Kitchen stocked with puppy treats? Check. A special pet shower for those muddy paws? But of course.

Innovation, Class Warfare, and “A Level Playing Field”

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Warren is seeking to be the new Senator in the State of Massachusetts. Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Innovation Inspirational Politics & Government Trends, Futurism, and Research class warfare Creativity Elizabeth Warren Enron Facebook free market Gregg Fraley level playing field Massachusetts military service of the poor NPR regulations society taxation Twitter USAElizabeth Warren made a very interesting comment at a recent campaign stop.

Body of Duke University student found in Massachusetts

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The body of a missing Duke University student has been found in woods along a Massachusetts highway near his hometown FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP)

Massachusetts man sentenced for making bomb threats

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who made bomb threats to schools in four states has been sentenced to the time he has already served since his June 2015 arrest

Chipotle Store in Massachusetts Closed Due to Norovirus Fears

Inc Startups

No sick employees came in to work, but the store was closed as a precautionary measure

Massachusetts man sentenced for murder of his mother, 2 cats

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of his mother and two cats

Massachusetts Sales Tax “Fairness”

Andrew Payne

In case you missed it, H.1731 and S.1554 are winding their way through the Massachusetts legislature. But I object to these bills because they put Massachusetts at a competitive disadvantage in the emerging Internet economy, at a time when more entrepreneurs are eyeing NY and CA for new companies, instead of MA. These bills attempt to make large vendors like Amazon subject to state tax, by arguing that MA-based affiliates create an in-state presence.

Judge OKs early prison release for ex-Massachusetts speaker

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has granted a request to release former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi early from prison as he battles health problems

Why Merchants in This New England Town Maintain Their Sunny Outlook (in Any Weather)

Inc Startups

Despite the tremendous upheaval and uncertainty they've experienced, merchants in Lowell, Massachusetts are feeling optimistic about their prospects.

Non-competition Agreements in Massachusetts

VC Ready Blog

symposium on the current debate in the Massachusetts’ legislature about limiting or prohibiting the use of employee non-competition agreements in Massachusetts. Tags: Uncategorized Massachusetts non-comp Non-Competition Yesterday VCRLG attended the Boston Bar Association’s “Freedom to Compete?” The discussion focused on a draft bill , sponsored by State Reps.

Startups at 351 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA

Feld Thoughts

I lived at ADP at 351 Massachusetts Avenue for four years as an undergraduate at MIT. But Feld Technologies wasn’t the first company I started at 351 Massachusetts Avenue – that honor went to Martingale Software and my partners Dave Jilk, Sameer Gandhi, Andy Mina, and Jeff Pierick.

Missing Massachusetts biker found dead in North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

KNIGHTDALE — A man missing on a bicycle ride from Massachusetts to Florida has been found dead in North Carolina

Missing Massachusetts biker found dead in North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A man missing on a bicycle ride from Massachusetts to Florida has been found dead in North Carolina KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (AP)

Professors Pitch a New Mouse, Exercise Device and Better Catalysts at UT Austin

SiliconHills

It’s in good company with Stanford taking the top spot, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News The University of Texas ranks as the fourth most innovative university in the country, according to a recent report by Reuters. And Pitchbook, a venture capital research […] The post Professors Pitch a New Mouse, Exercise Device and Better Catalysts at UT Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Massachusetts doctor who beat Ebola heads back to Liberia

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Massachusetts doctor who beat the Ebola virus he contracted while working in Liberia is returning to West Africa WORCESTER, Mass. (AP)

It's All About Talent (part 2) - Eliminating Non-Competes

Seeing Both Sides

For the last few years, many leaders in the Massachusetts innovation community have been arguing that non-compete agreements should be eliminated.

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $90M invested in 32 companies.

Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) AP) — The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent''s Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All

Top Massachusetts lawmaker makes play for NBA All-Star Game

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Investigation into prep school abuse opened in Massachusetts

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Investigation into prep school abuse opened in Massachusetts

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

State Of Corporate Domicile: Delaware Or Somewhere Else?

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

There is rarely an income-tax advantage to domiciling a business outside of its principal place of operations; the income of a business operated in Massachusetts will generally be subjected to the same Massachusetts income tax whether it is technically a Massachusetts or a Delaware corporation State of Corporate Domicile: If the corporate form is selected, the next issue is where best to be domiciled.

New York Tops Massachusetts in Venture Deals for First Time

EIN News

(Bloomberg) -- New York passed Massachusetts in U.S. venture-capital deals for the first time since. clients,” Sigalow said. “Now it is Boston venture capitalists coming down to meet New York-based startups.” ” the third quarter of 2003, the National Venture Capital Association said this week in a statement

Time for Massachusetts to Pass Education Reform

Seeing Both Sides

This week, the Massachusetts Legislature is about to vote on a bill to (finally) reform education in Massachusetts - to lift the cap on charter schools, empower commissioners to reform the worst-performing schools and create "Readiness Schools" that get around the usual bureaucracy and drive towards academic excellence. And those of us who are passionate about the Innovation Economy in Massachusetts are too busy to hang around the State House and lobby.

Help Ban Non-Competes In Massachusetts

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Hacking Immigration - The Global EIR Coalition

Seeing Both Sides

With the Global EIR program , pioneered by Massachusetts and Colorado , a model has been developed for companies to partner with universities to allow entrepreneurs to become exempt from the stifling H1-B visa cap. Yesterday, the Massachusetts state legislature reaffirmed their support for the program, which was originally proposed by former Governor Deval Patrick and now has been endorsed by Governor Charlie Baker. Our immigration reform system is broken. That isn''t new news.

Social Media Measurement & ROI - the next big thing

The Common Sense Web... An Entrepreneurs' Blog

According to The Center for Marketing Research at The University of Massachusetts. We agree. Link below: [link]. Brands Data Mining Decision Making Real Time Data ROI Social Media

NC shark attack victim returns home to Massachusetts

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) AP) — A former editor of the Boston Herald has returned home after being attacked by a shark off Ocracoke, North Carolina, earlier this month

UPS Started Testing Drones for Commercial Delivery

Inc Startups

The shipping company and partner CyPhy Works launched the first drone on Thursday from Marblehead, Massachusetts

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Gust

California (Silicon Valley), New York (NYC), and Massachusetts (Boston) are the places to be in the US for venture capital attention. Co-founder companies are the norm in California, but 40-50% of the startups in New York and Massachusetts have only one founder.