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The City of Boston has announced their app will help users store a photo of their COVID-19 vaccination cards on their phones.

Boston will roll out a vaccine certificate app on Jan. 15

The city’s “B Together” app will be made available on the Apple and Google app stores the same day Boston’s vaccine mandate goes into effect. It’s separate from the state system released earlier this week.

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Ginkgo Bioworks' logo drapes the New York Stock Exchange building

A no good, very bad year for SPACs

At least 10 Boston-area firms merged with blank-check companies to go public last year. Now it's time to tally the damage.

Magna International has acquired Optimus Ride, thus gaining the engineers behind one of the Boston company's flagship products, the self-driving car.

Boston self-driving car company Optimus Ride closes its doors

Boston-based autonomous vehicle company Optimus Ride has been acquired by a Canadian technology manufacturer, causing the company to shutter nearly 7 years since its genesis.

The SMART Health Card provides a secure digital way of proving you've been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Massachusetts unveils new proof-of-vaccination website

The Commonwealth rolled out a website that allows residents to download, screenshot, or print out a QR code that can verify their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Monitors displaying stock market information are seen through the window of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Amazon falls to lowest since May as Big Tech weakness continues

Shares of technology and internet stocks fell on Monday, extending recent declines as investors continued to monitor a rise in Treasury yields.

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Entrepreneurs from the Roxbury chapter of EforAll in September.

The startup incubator for everyone else: EforAll’s growth in Roxbury

A local chapter of the entrepreneurship nonprofit is looking to make a bigger impact on community businesses.

Bill Wagner, LogMeIn's chief executive since 2015.

Another Boston tech boss is stepping down

Software company LogMeIn said Thursday that chief executive Bill Wagner is stepping down. He will be replaced by Mike Kohlsdorf, president of Francisco Partners.

Innovation economy

Boston venture capitalists take a longish view of 2022

We asked Boston venture capitalists about the technology trends they’re watching and learning about.