The Boston Blackout Fallout

The Boston Blackout Fallout. Being powerless is starting to get old pretty fast for the people and businesses in the Back Bay still without power after Tuesday night’s explosion/fire (recent count is at 3,999 + your friends at Boston magazine, where our concept of a deadline differs somewhat slightly from the folks at NStar). Curbed has a pretty good round-up of 10 aftershocks from the Great Boston Blackout of 2012, most of which have to do with businesses and the city losing lots of cash. We’re still waiting for the formal estimates to come in — and taking an educated guess that they’re not gonna be pretty. [Curbed]

Three Cambridge Startups Win Big at SXSW. Massachusetts had representation with seven of 65 finalists at the South by Southwest Interactive Accelerator, and three teams from Cambridge won grand prizes in their categories: Funf Project (News-Related Technology); Viztu Technologies (Innovative Web Technologies); and (Health Technologies). [Biz Journals]

Harvard Plays Today, But Don’t Forget MIT! The Harvard Crimson take on Vanderbilt this evening in the first round of the East Region, but MIT is advancing in the NCAA tourney for the first time in program history, too: The Division III Final Four, that is. [MIT Athletics]

Mashpee Wampanoags Request Deval Patrick to Enter Negotiations. The tribe’s chairman Cedric Cromwell said in a letter to Governor Patrick that the tribe has met the requirements of the Massachusetts Gaming Law. No word yet on Patrick’s plans. [WCVB]

Cher Taking Heat from GOP for Supporting Elizabeth Warren. As if Cher supporting Warren is really that big of a surprise. []