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Paul English’s restaurant review app, Deets, hires its first CEO from Instagram

First chief executive Doug Weiss is pushing expansion plans, planning to launch in a new city every month, with San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami next on the list.

Cambridge software company HubSpot cuts 7 percent of workforce, about 500 people

HubSpot joins many other tech companies large and small that have made cuts after bulking up at the beginning of the pandemic, only to see sales fall off as the economy slowed and inflation rose.

INNOVATOR Q&A

A R.I. startup diverts 1 ton of waste each month from landfills. They’re trying to get businesses to do the same.

Tess Feigenbaum co-founded Epic Renewal, which looks to provide low-cost composting services for homes, businesses, and events.

FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried, DOJ tussle over his communications

Bankman-Fried, 30, has been under confinement at his parents' home in Palo Alto, California, since pleading not guilty earlier this month to charges against him.

Amazon will start charging Prime members for US grocery orders of less than $150

The new fees, which take effect Feb. 28, coincide with the company’s efforts to cut costs and adjust to slower growth in online shopping.

New York veterinary clinic Small Door expands to Newton

Small Door offers an app that gives pet owners continuous access to its medical team, allows customers to book appointments online, and provides electronic access to health records.

Innovation economy

Robots in the kitchen? Local engineers are making it a reality.

Two separate teams of engineers are chasing the holy grail of complete order accuracy, while also trying to surpass the speed of a human worker.

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For Wayfair, it’s layoffs in Boston and new hires in India

Wayfair’s expansion in India at the same time it is cutting US jobs revives the decades-old debate about technology companies moving jobs offshore.