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While quarantining in Chester, Vt., over the winter, Cohere Health cofounder Duncan Reece brought a set of new MacBooks with him to configure and send to new hires.

A startup finds its footing during the pandemic

The pandemic has affected every industry differently, but for many of Boston’s tech startups, it has been a period of continued growth — even as they figure out how to adapt to new ways of working.

A logo sits illuminated on an IMB building in Munich, Germany.

IBM to buy Boston-based Turbonomic in latest software deal

Turbonomic, formerly known as VMTurbo, was founded in 2008 and makes IT-management software for businesses.

Salary.com chief executive Kent Plunkett.

Salary.com to add 100-plus jobs in Waltham over the next two years

With $67 million in new funding, the dot-com survivor plans to grow its global workforce to 500 people.

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At the Boston startup Neurable, they are developing a pair of headphones that can gauge your focus and attentiveness using EEG technology.

Feeling distracted? These headphones can tell when you’re focused — and when you’re not

Boston startup Neurable’s technology is intended to help you understand when you’re focused and when you are distracted. The company aims to ship its product next year.

Apple announced on Monday that it plans to add “several hundred” jobs in Massachusetts by 2026, part of a commitment to help the country rebuild from the pandemic.

Apple says it will add hundreds of jobs in Greater Boston by 2026

The Massachusetts buildout is included in the company’s five-year plan to invest $430 billion and add 20,000 jobs across the United States.

Robert George, sales representative, Shahid Qureshi, sales manager, and Walter Aguilar, sales and leasing professional, at Prime Toyota-Route 2 in Lancaster. The lot is usually full of cars, but a shortage of microprocessor chips has delayed vehicle deliveries.

Car dealers are facing shortages, and consumers are paying the price

At auto dealerships in Massachusetts and nationwide, limited inventories are forcing many car buyers to wait longer, pay more, or settle for whatever they can get.

An image provided by Vicarious Surgical showing how a surgeon would use a virtual reality headset to operate the robotics machine in the background.

Bill Gates-backed Vicarious Surgical to go public in $1.1 billion SPAC deal

The Charlestown company, which launched in 2014, is backed by Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures, and the venture capital firms founded by former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt and Yahoo founder Jerry Yang.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella predicts that buying Nuance will let Microsoft tap a global health care market worth $500 billion per year.

In $19.7 billion deal for Nuance, Microsoft sees big opportunity in health care and artificial intelligence

The acquisition of Burlington-based Nuance Communications, subject to approval by shareholders and regulators, is Microsoft’s biggest since the company paid $26 billion in 2016 to acquire LinkedIn.