3/22/16 – On Your Mark. Get Set. GROW!

Join us in Waltham, MA on Tuesday, March 22 for a look at The Business Arc of a Sports Technology Startup. MBBP has teamed up with Boston Seed Capital to co-host a lively discussion on the unique experience of emerging companies in Boston's sports technology industry. Representatives from local sports tech startups Drivn and Fitivity will share a candid look …

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‘The Flame in the Flood’ released for PC, Mac and Xbox One

MBBP client, Boston-based The Molasses Flood has released their first game for PC, Mac and Xbox One. From the Art Director of BioShock and a team of veterans of the BioShock, Halo, Guitar Hero and Rock Band series comes The Flame in the Flood. Gamers navigate a journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America, evading predators along the way. …

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FTC Reaches Settlement in First Crowdfunding Case

It took the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) less than 48 hours to settle its first ever crowdfunding case against a deceptive Kickstarter campaign, The Doom That Came to Atlantic City! According to the FTC’s complaint, project creator Erik Chevalier raised more than $122,000 from 1,246 backers to purportedly “develop, produce, and distribute” a board game entitled …

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Tap into the Power of Games With the MIT Enterprise Forum

Today billions of people around the world play games, and not just for fun.  Many people are now playing games to stimulate their minds, improve their health, and change their behavior, as companies beyond those traditionally thought of as game companies incorporate game mechanics and business models into their offerings. On April 13, 2015 The …

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MBBP Client Demiurge Studios Acquired by SEGA Networks

MBBP Client Demiurge Studios, an independent game developer out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been acquired by SEGA Networks, a multinational video game developer, publisher, and hardware development company. Founded in 2002, Demiurge Studios made the transition into mobile gaming in 2008 and found success with Marvel® Puzzle Quest™, a top 100 grossing app on the App Store and top …

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MBBP Client OYO Sports Acquires New Investors

MBBP client OYO Sports is getting noticed by investors and making strides towards innovative toys for kids. OYO, based in Acton, makes plastic “minifigure” toys that resemble star athletes, similar to the popular Lego toys. The local toy start-up company has raised $14 million in funding in the last year and has recently acquired a new investor. OYO's …

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MBBP Publishes Articles on Data Privacy

MBBP has published two articles on Data Privacy, both written by licensing and intellectual property attorney Faith Kasparian. The first article, FTC’s Recommended Best Practices for Mobile Privacy Disclosures, discusses the Federal Trade Commission's report on privacy recommendations for mobile platforms, app developers, advertising networks (other third parties), as well as app developer trade associations including academics, usability experts, …

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Giant Otter Co-Founders Interviewed by NECN

On September 6, New England Cable News (NECN) interviewed MBBP client Giant Otter Technologies, a start-up that builds simulations to teach social and communication skills using crowdsourced artificial intelligence. Giant Otter is a finalist for MassChallenge, a four month accelerator program, and is in the running to receive the $100,000 grand prize. NECN interviewed Giant Otter …

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Giant Otter Technologies an “Online Game Changer”

MBBP client, and MassChallenge finalist, Giant Otter Technologies was touted as an "online game changer" in the Boston Herald and we agree! Giant Otter Technologies creates data-driven improvisational role-playing virtual simulations that can help change behaviors and improve relationships. In short, their online games aim to teach people social skills and better human interactions. Their …

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Developing an app? Make sure you own it!

On February 11th, Adobe published an article "Developing an app? Make sure you own it!" written by MBBP Licensing, Technology and IP Attorney Michael Cavaretta. Mike advises readers on precautions app developers should take in order to ensure their ownership rights are protected. To read the full article, please visit the Adobe Developer Connection. For …

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