Will Facebook Move Back to Massachusetts?
Will Facebook Move Back to Massachusetts? First it was Menino, and now House Speaker Robert DeLeo is trying to bring a little Facebook love back to our neck of the woods. (Read DeLeo’s open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to consider ramping up his presence on the East Coast, or, you know, move back entirely.) Peter Cohan calls it “… a cleverly-timed way to get attention for a mind-bogglingly stupid idea.” [Forbes]
Massachusetts High School Students Rank Dead Last for Daily Exercise. Here’s a scary finding for a state that loves coming in first and cracking the top 10 on rankings and listicles: Massachusetts is the worst in the nation with the lowest percentage of high schoolers who get the recommendation of 1 hour of moderate-to-vigorous exercise each day. We rank 33rd for percentage of children who are obese. [WBUR]
Comcast Adds Skype Services Because Free Isn’t Good Enough. Starting today in Boston and Seattle (and in eight other metros by the end of the week), you can to add Skype services to your Comcast account. For $9.95 per month. And a $10 set-up fee. To talk to your loved ones in all their 40-inch LCD/LED/Plasma/whatev glory from your sofa. PASS. [Engadget]
Rhode Island EDC Head Resigns Over 38 Studios. It’s not clear whether Keith Stokes, head of Rhode Island’s Economic Development Corporation, submitted his resignation or was asked to resign. [Providence Journal]
MIT Names Rafael Reif as Successor to Susan Hockfield. Reif, MIT’s provost, has been at the school since 1979. “I cannot tell you that this is a dream come true because it’s a dream I never dared to imagine.,’’ he said at yesterday’s press conference. [Boston.com]