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Former SessionM exec's startup launches new market research tool
Epicenter Experience LLC, a Boston-based startup founded last year by former SessionM Inc. executive Paul Krasinski, on Monday launched its flagship product, which allows brands to connect with consumers via their smartphones to do quicker, more accurate market research.
Called the People Platform, the software uses location and demographic data to identify the type of consumer a brand is most interested in hearing from. If a consumer registers with the service, companies can then send him or her…
App that gives shoppers free Uber, Lyft rides expands to Boston
A Seattle-based app that lets shops and restaurants pay for their customers' Lyft and Uber rides is expanding into eight more cities.
Launched last year to serve Seattle and Portland, Oregon, Validated is now available in Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City and four cities in California: Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Monica.
The free mobile app lets retailers pay for a customer's transportation as a way to show appreciation, drive sales and keep…
First malaria vaccine to be tested in Africa, with boost from Lexington's Agenus
The World Health Organization said Monday that the world’s first malaria vaccine, which features a key component made by Lexington biotech Agenus, will be available in parts of Africa beginning next year.
The WHO’s African regional office said that Ghana, Kenya and Malawi would participate in a pilot program for the injectable vaccine, which was developed by U.K. drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The vaccine contains a so-called adjuvant…