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Woburn-based battery maker raises $78 million

Woburn-based battery maker raises $78 million

By HIAWATHA BRAY Woburn-based battery maker Alsym Energy has raised $78 million in Series C venture round led by India’s Tata Limited, along with General Catalyst Thrive Capital and Thomvest. That brings total investment in the company to $110 million. Alsym, cofounded by veteran entrepreneur Mukesh Chatter and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Kripa Varanasi, […]

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iRobot plans to cut R&D expenses in 2024

iRobot plans to cut R&D expenses in 2024

By Lucia Maffei Can iRobot continue to spur robotics innovation even as its research and development spending is on the decline? That’s one of the big questions that emerged in the aftermath of the implosion of iRobot’s merger deal with Amazon, which forced the Bedford-based Roomba-maker to chart an alternative path to its own future while […]

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Developer pulls Somerville ‘tough tech’ mega-campus proposal— for now

Developer pulls Somerville ‘tough tech’ mega-campus proposal— for now

By Greg Ryan Boston-based Rafi Properties has withdrawn a zoning proposal that would enable the firm to build taller at its Somernova business campus in Somerville, with plans to refile the measure this spring after more discussions with local officials and residents. Last year, Rafi proposed replacing Somernova’s low-slung structures with five significantly taller buildings totaling nearly 2 […]

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RTX to sell its cybersecurity business for $1.3B

RTX to sell its cybersecurity business for $1.3B

By Lucia Maffei The company formerly known as Raytheon is selling its Dulles, Virginia-based cybersecurity business for approximately $1.3 billion. RTX Corp. (NYSE: RTX) said in its earnings report Tuesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the cybersecurity, intelligence and services business within its Raytheon segment. The sale price is subject to regulatory […]

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