The South Boston Tribune has published its last edition, according to Boston.com. Boston.com said that the newspaper is owned by the Tribune Publishing Company, "which is overseen by the family of the late publisher Daniel J. Horgan. The company, which purchased the Tribune in 1974, declined to comment."
Boston-based mobile ad startup Jumptap said it is considering an IPO or selling itself, according to Reuters. Jumptap controlled 9.5 percent of the mobile advertising marketing in 2011, ahead of Yahoo Inc.
Moontoast announced this week that they have moved their headquarters from Andover to Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, according to the Boston Herald. Moontoast is a social marketing technology provider. In addition to the move, Moontoast has also added Anand Raman as vice president of business development and Ryan Burke as vice president of sales.
Boston's South Station is expected to receive high-resolution digital ad screen by 2012, the Daily Free Press reports. "Blue Outdoor, a media company based in New York, will install two twin 17.7-by-10-foot large format digital screens with audio designated for advertising by the end of the year."
Devkumar Gandhi, the founder of Boston-based mobile advertising startup Nexage, has started a company called Dobango in Silicon Valley. Dobango is a "startup that allows brands to promote themselves through fan competitions on Pinterest," reports Tech Crunch. "Gandhi served as Nexage's CEO for more than four years, but eventually, he wanted to return from Boston to Silicon Valley, and to start something new."
The problem with Facebook likes is they are so, well, virtual. I mean, you may get a bit of rush, and a little release of dopamine when someone likes you, but now the innovators at MIT have come up with a way to make it much more of a physical connection, literally letting a Facebook like hug you. Boston Magazine calls the new "Like-A-Hug" wearable social media vest new form of "tangible media." Which makes me wonder, what was wrong with the old versions, you know, actually hugging someone?