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Boston University College of Engineering seniors Kanav Dhir, Alex Wong and Deven Dayal create the Bzzy website at the Make_BU Hackathon in March. PHOTO COURTESY OF KANAV DHIR

BU ENG seniors developing app to measure busyness of given location

Ever wondered if there will be a seat open in the George Sherman Union? Or whether […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
While the National Retail Federation predicted that the average consumer would spend $77.52 on Halloween this year, several Boston University students and Boston Costume store employees said locally, less money would be spent on costumes. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Halloween spending report not reflective of Boston expenditures

Leaves have started falling, the air is getting colder and pumpkins are appearing in windows and […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Boston-based companies such as Bow & Drape and Gloss48 are tackling two issues in the fashion and beauty industry: providing customizable niche products and a platform for new designers. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston-based companies striving to make over beauty, fashion industry

As large fashion retailers such as Urban Outfitters and The Gap, Inc. report a continued trend […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
The executive board of the female networking organization Ellevate Boston University Chapter poses at SPLASH in September. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLEVATE BU CHAPTER

Women InBusiness: Ellevate BU prepares women for professional world

This is part of a bi-weekly series of profiles about women in business. Of the 500 […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
GRAPHIC BY CLINTON NGUYEN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Use of Bitcoin expands in Boston despite reliability, solvency issues

Bitcoin, a digital currency created by a person or group of people under the alias Satoshi […]

by · October 16, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
LittleFoot Energy is a company based in Somerville that helps support energy projects free of charge. PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN POULSEN

Environmentally-friendly businesses add strength to Boston’s sustainability efforts

Energy-guzzlers and pollution-emitters are some names that may get thrown around when placing businesses in context […]

by · October 6, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
Tattoos, piercings and other body modifications are becoming more common in the workplace. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tattoos, piercings becoming more acceptable in various work spaces

With more Americans getting inked and pierced, companies and employees are starting to rethink workplace policies […]

by and · October 2, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
Advertising targets college demographic using social media to build relationships

Advertising targets college demographic using social media to build relationships

At Boston University, campus representatives can be found around every corner for brands such as Google, […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Research shows that use of social media for the personal sale of firearms is becoming increasingly popular. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Unregulated gun markets find buyers on Reddit, Facebook

In 2011, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Massachusetts as the third most stringent […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 16 comments · Features, InBusiness
Competition among emerging transportation companies is causing Boston residents to think more about cost and efficiency of rides. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Ridesharing companies expand, adapt with customer demand

Ridesharing is a phenomenon that has seen a growth in popularity, notably among college students, as […]

by · September 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness