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    1. Hyper-fast Internet coming to parts of Westfield, but it's not from a company you'd guess

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      Hyper-fast Internet coming to parts of Westfield, but it's not from a company you'd guess

      Westfield Gas and Electric, the city's municipal utility, is launching a fiber optic Internet pilot program that will provide speeds of up to one gigabit per second – the equivalent of downloading a two-hour movie in eight seconds, according to the company's website. Residents and business in the pilot area, which is bordered by Route 20, East Mountain Road and Rachael Terrace, can sign up now, with service expected to start in the third quarter of this year.General Manager Daniel Howard said the move into public Internet service, which the company has dubbed "Whip City Fiber," is designed ...

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Westfield

    2. Shutesbury Town Meeting authorizes $1.69 million for WiredWest broadband network | masslive.com

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      Shutesbury Town Meeting authorizes $1.69 million for WiredWest broadband network | masslive.com

      A crowded Town Meeting Saturday authorized $1.69 million in borrowing to bring high-speed Internet access to every home and business in Shutesbury.  The article passed with 417 in favor and 12 opposed. An additional vote is needed at the ballot box to approve a debt exclusion under Proposition 2½. A special election for that purpose has not yet been set.  The estimated tax increase for an average home assessed at $243,000 is estimated at $13 per month. However, subscriber fees should cover the cost of debt service in year six, according to the municipal light plant cooperative known ...

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    3. In Springfield, Steve Wozniak talks Apple's early days, the future of humans and machines

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      In Springfield, Steve Wozniak talks Apple's early days, the future of humans and machines

      Steve Wozniak captivated the crowd Friday night at the MassMutual Center, telling stories from the early days of Apple, promoting technological advances like self-driving cars and describing the philosophy that has driven him to such success. The Apple co-founder participated in a question-and-answer session moderated by NECN's Latoyia Edwards. The talk was put on by the Springfield Public Forum with help of sponsors including MassMutual, Wilbraham & Monson Academy and Paragus Strategic IT. MassLive was the media sponsor.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    4. Google's Steve Vinter: Computing is the future of Massachusetts jobs | masslive.com

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      Google's Steve Vinter: Computing is the future of Massachusetts jobs | masslive.com

      More than 320 business owners, community leaders and Springfield Technical Community College students and alumni gathered at the Basketball Hall of Fame Thursday night to attend the 'Not Just Business As Usual' annual celebration of innovative thinking.  The event featured keynote speaker Steve Vinter, engineering director at Google's office in Kendall Square in Cambridge, along with interactive science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) demonstrations by STCC students. It is the largest fundraising event for the STCC Works Fund, which awards 25 $1,000 scholarships over the course of the year.

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    5. Holyoke High School students examine Edaron Inc., Brick, computing center

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      Holyoke High School students examine Edaron Inc., Brick, computing center

      Members of the Holyoke High School Business Club April 8 visited businesses including Edaron Inc. at 100 Appleton St., which uses die cutting and mounting paper products to manufacture jigsaw puzzles and board games; Brick Coworkshop, a collaborative of artists, engineers, designers and fabricators at 400 Dwight St., where they saw a glass-blowing demonstration; and the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street, an academic research facility.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    6. UMass Amherst establishes Center for Data Science to harness power of statistics | masslive

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      UMass Amherst establishes Center for Data Science to harness power of statistics | masslive

      These are all real-world applications of 'big data' transitioning now from the realm of science fiction to science fact, and they are all projects the new University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Data Science is either already working on or will soon engage in, university officials and corporate partners announced Thursday with a day-long series of events held in unfinished laboratory space.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Baystate Health

    7. TopatoCon to bring internet's webcomic, podcast and game creators to Northampton in September

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      TopatoCon to bring internet's webcomic, podcast and game creators to Northampton in September

      Holly Rowland, one half of the husband-wife team behind TopatoCo, an Easthampton-based company that sells and ships merchandise for 60 creators of webcomics, podcasts and other online media, including the popular "Welcome to Night Vale," "Hark! A Vagrant" and "Girls with Slingshots," is organizing the convention in the absence of a Pioneer Valley-based comic convention. Rowland said the convention is the spiritual successor to the New England Webcomics Weekend, an Easthampton event organized by webcomic artist Meredeth Gran in 2009 and 2010. Rowland, who helped organize the event, said she first seriously considered bringing it back while attending the San ...

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Easthampton

    8. Shutesbury, Wendell first Wired West towns to reach subscription threshold for high-speed Internet | masslive.com

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      Shutesbury, Wendell first Wired West towns to reach subscription threshold for high-speed Internet | masslive.com

      Broadband committees in Shutesbury and Wendell are celebrating a milestone after persuading more than 40 percent of the homes and businesses within their borders to pay a $49 deposit and sign up in advance for high-speed internet under the umbrella of Wired West, a regional cooperative.  The adjacent Franklin County communities are the first of 32 unconnected or partially-connected towns in rural Massachusetts to surpass the threshold needed to profitably run a fiber optic network under the Wired West model. With a 40-percent subscription rate, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute will agree to build a 'fiber to the premises' network, and ...

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    9. Mass. Broadband Institute sets 'Final Mile' meetings for rural towns | masslive

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      Mass. Broadband Institute sets 'Final Mile' meetings for rural towns | masslive

      The project spearheaded by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute aims to bring high-speed internet service to every home and business within areas that are currently unconnected. While Gov. Charlie Baker in February committed $50 million to help fund the expansion, towns will be asked to borrow anywhere from $420,000 to $3.8 million, the latest figures show.  Debt service on the borrowing should be covered by user fees in year six, according to Wired West, the regional cooperative poised to own and operate the fiber network for around 30 towns.  Towns that are partially served by cable may have to ...

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    10. HitPoint Studios, Springfield-based game developer, expanding reach to mobile devices, smart TVs | masslive.com

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      HitPoint Studios, Springfield-based game developer, expanding reach to mobile devices, smart TVs | masslive.com

      Less than a month after coming to the city from Amherst, game developer HitPoint Studios has announced another major business move.  HitPoint is using a $2 million investment package to build a new platform on mobile devices and smart TVs, a sort-of Netflix for gamers, but with a lot more bells and whistles.  MassMutual's Springfield Venture Fund, River Valley Investors and independent investors put up more than half of the money to help the company build and release the platform.

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    11. Amherst to study cost, feasibility of installing fiber optic cable downtown for faster Internet

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      Amherst to study cost, feasibility of installing fiber optic cable downtown for faster Internet

      The Amherst BID will contract with G4S Technology, LLC of Albany, NY, to prepare the eight-week engineering study to map out the best route and method for installing the fiber-optic infrastructure to properties and businesses within BID district, according to a press release. Sarah la Cour, Executive Director of the Amherst BID, said that the study will provide a cost estimate for the project as well. As more businesses and apartments come on line downtown they are going to need a fast reliable Internet to connect to, said Sean Hannon, Amherst Information Technology director. He said it's important for ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    12. WMass broadband development gets $50 million boost from Gov. Charlie Baker

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      WMass broadband development gets $50 million boost from Gov. Charlie Baker

      Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he will commit $50 million in state money to build out broadband internet service to businesses and homes in rural Western Massachusetts. Baker called broadband development "an essential part of building stronger communities and a stronger economy." Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said in a statement, "With this funding, we are one step closer towards closing the digital divide that continues to hinder residents and businesses in Western Massachusetts."

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    13. MassMutual partners with Mount Holyoke College, Smith College on data science initiative for women | masslive

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      MassMutual partners with Mount Holyoke College, Smith College on data science initiative for women | masslive

      Data science, the emerging field of statistics that uses high-tech tools to crunch numbers and analyze everything from health care outcomes to Shakespeare's plays, got a boost Thursday at nearby women's schools Smith College and Mount Holyoke College from MassMutual Financial Group.  Smith College Provost Katherine Rowe said that data science is stretching across all areas of study and at Smith, data science allows scholars to apply computing power and modeling software to data sets.

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      Mentions:   Smith College   MassMutual   Mount Holyoke College

    14. Girls Who Code comes to Springfield to get young women interested in technology careers | masslive

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      Girls Who Code comes to Springfield to get young women interested in technology careers | masslive

      MassMutual is bringing Girls Who Code, a national group aiming to bring more young women into lucrative tech careers, to Springfield this summer.  It is the first time Girls Who Code will be in Springfield. The program is expanding 19 seven-week summer immersion programs that served 375 girls in 2014 to 60 programs reaching 1,200 girls in 2015.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    15. Paragus Strategic IT CEO Delcie Bean on how to turn youth into a strong workforce | masslive

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      Paragus Strategic IT CEO Delcie Bean on how to turn youth into a strong workforce | masslive

      Delcie Bean wants to do everything he can to make Massachusetts the technology capital of the Northeast, but he knows he can't do it alone.  The Paragus Strategic IT CEO's progressive position on how to sustainably grow his Hadley company was the major motivation behind launching his nonprofit venture, Tech Foundry, in 2014.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    16. Top Entrepreneur 2014: Delcie Bean | BusinessWest

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      Top Entrepreneur 2014: Delcie Bean | BusinessWest

      That was the case with people named Elvis, Ringo, and Tiger (OK, his real name is Eldrick). And, to a lesser extent, it’s working for the 29-year-old that BusinessWest has chosen to be its Top Entrepreneur for 2014 — Delcie Bean. Or just ‘Delcie,’ because that’s all that’s generally required when he becomes the subject of conversation. That’s true in part because, well, let’s face it, there are not many Delcies out there. But it’s also because Bean, in just a few years, has become a dominant force in the business community — and also with ...

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    17. Playing for Keeps

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      Playing for Keeps

      The video-game-development company that he and Paul Hake started in 2008 has grown exponentially from its humble beginnings and now employs about 35 people. Based first in Greenfield, then Hatfield, and most recently in Amherst, the firm relocated to downtown Springfield last week, thanks to a commitment of $1.25 million by area investors to keep HitPoint local at a time when Boston and California were calling.

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    18. Springfield's Baystate Health opens TechSpring innovation hub downtown - The Republican

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      Springfield's Baystate Health opens TechSpring innovation hub downtown - The Republican

      Dr. Keroack along with state and city economic development officials opened TechSpring Friday at the MassLive building, 1350 Main St., the former One Financial Plaza. Funded with a $5.5 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, TechSpring is a "collision space" and collaborative where innovators in the health care technology field can work with Baystate, gaining access to its data and to its expertise in return for developing technologies that help improve people's health, said Managing Director Christian Lagier, himself an import from Denmark via Silicon Valley in California.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Baystate Health

    19. Baystate Health opens shared space in Springfield for health care tech companies

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      Baystate Health opens shared space in Springfield for health care tech companies

      Friday is the official ribbon-cutting for a new shared workspace in Springfield focused on testing and deploying new health care technologies. Baystate Health, the big nonprofit healthcare system that spawned the space, has dubbed it the Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center. But that sounds like a name coughed up by a committee, and Christian Lagier, a former entrepreneur and business development executive who will run it, says he expects everyone will call it TechSpring.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Baystate Health   Springfield

    20. Springfield Innovation Hub plans cafe, co-working space and 'activation' of Bridge Street Park where Steiger's once stood | masslive

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      Springfield Innovation Hub plans cafe, co-working space and 'activation' of Bridge Street Park where Steiger's once stood | masslive

      The Springfield Innovation Hub will be one of the tenants in the Springfield Innovation Center being created by DevelopSpringfield in 16,450 square feet of space now owned by DevelopSpringfield at 270 and 276-284 Bridge St. facing the park.  He hopes to have the cafe, once planned for the former Cobalt space at City Stage, open in April 2015. Bean said the idea moved when DevelopSpringfield firmed up its plans for Bridge Street.  The location is right around the corner from where New England Public Radio opened its new studios and offices this week.  The Springfield Innovation Center received $2 ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Springfield

    21. Capturing the ‘Paragus Vibe’

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      Capturing the ‘Paragus Vibe’

      Sherwin Williams calls it “outrageous green.”  That’s the exceedingly bright, neon-like shade that has come to define the company now known as Paragus Strategic IT since it changed its name from Valley ComputerWorks and embarked on an aggressive branding initiative several years ago.  And there’s a lot of it at this technology-solutions company’s new headquarters facility on Route 9 in Hadley, which was unveiled at an elaborate launch last week. There’s also a somewhat softer, muted version seen on some interior walls, carpeting, and other places, as well as a host of other exotic colors, including ...

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    22. Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

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      Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

      The announcement of VertitechIT's work with Baystate Health came during a ceremony officially opening VertitechIT's headquarters at Open Square off Lyman Street. The 13-year-old company moved here in March from Northampton. Clownishly large scissors wielded by VertitechIT founders and Mayor Alex B. Morse snipped a computer cable filling in as a ribbon at the VertitechIT office. Chief Operating Officer Gregory H. Pellerin said the growing company needed a comfortable, tech-friendly place to expand. Holyoke, with the presence of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center a block away, provided that, he said.

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Baystate Health   Kathleen G. Anderson

    23. Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

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      Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

      VertitechIT, a computer networking and consulting company, will hold a ceremony at its national headquarters here at 5 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 17) at Open Square off Lyman Street. The announcement will include discussion about high-tech jobs and a business arrangement with Baystate Health, Vice President Steve Shaw said in a phone interview Thursday

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst College

    24. VertitechIT opens expanded headquarters in Holyoke's Open Square | masslive

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      VertitechIT opens expanded headquarters in Holyoke's Open Square | masslive

      Vertitech IT a national computer networking and consulting firm with a focus hospitals and health care will host a grand opening expanded headquarters in Holyoke's Open Square building at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

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