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Newsom vetoes ‘premature’ crypto oversight bill for California

California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would require crypto financial-service businesses to get a special license to operate, calling it premature and costly.

MIT professor shares in $3 million Breakthrough Prize for quantum computing discoveries

MIT math professor Peter Shor shared in the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics with three other researchers, all of them “pioneers in the field of quantum information,” the prize foundation said in a statement.

Zuckerberg, Chan want new Harvard institute to answer questions about the brain, AI

The billionaire philanthropists were in Boston to celebrate the launch of the Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence, which will focus on human neural networks and AI systems.

Memes are no longer silly Internet jokes — they’re upending American politics

Harvard researcher Joan Donovan's new book, "Meme Wars," is the first in-depth account of how the Stop the Steal movement went from online subcultures to real life.

Kittyhawk, Larry Page’s flying-car company, will shut down

Kittyhawk was founded in 2010 to pioneer the market for so-called eVTOLs — electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft — with the lofty goal of democratizing the skies.

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MIT takes a step forward in technology to monitor Parkinson’s

The system could reduce the need for doctor visits, because a physician could monitor Parkinson's patients at home, in real-time.

Spotify launches audiobook store with some 300,000 titles

Spotify on Tuesday announced its long-rumored audiobook initiative, launching a store that includes more than 300,000 titles.

Innovation economy

Tech insiders have a lot to say about the local startup scene. Most of it is good.

Fifty-nine percent of survey respondents described the Boston scene as healthy and vibrant; just six percent said they were pessimistic about it.