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Pyxis Mobile, the Waltham based maker of mobile applications for the financial services industry, raises $2 Million June 28, 2010

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Pyxis Mobile, the Waltham based maker of mobile applications for the financial services industry, raises $2 Million from a group of investors led by Ascent Venture Partners, Egan Managed Capital, and Brook Private Equity.

Newton’s Jackpot Rewards, Inc. raises $14.1 Million June 28, 2010

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Newton’s Jackpot Rewards, Inc., a provider of Internet sweepstakes and special offers, raises $14.1 Million from Jack Conners, Jr., and Peter Lynch.

Wilbraham, Massachusetts based FloDesign, wind turbine manufacturer, announces their Series B round of $35 Million in equity funding June 28, 2010

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts based FloDesign, a maker of wind turbines that resemble jet engines, announces their Series B round of $35 Million in equity funding led by a group of investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Technology Partners, VantagePoint Venture Partners, and Goldman Sachs.

Needham, Massachusetts based Extreme Reach, Inc., video ad platform maker, announces their $9MM series B round of equity funding June 28, 2010

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Needham, Massachusetts based Extreme Reach, Inc., a provider of a video advertising management platform, announces their $9MM series B round of equity funding led by Village Ventures, Greycroft Partners, and Long River Ventures.

Westborough’s Boston Power Inc., a developer of lithium ion batteries, raises $60 MM June 28, 2010

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Westborough’s Boston Power Inc., a developer of lithium ion batteries, raises $60 Million in a Series E round of equity funding led by Foundation Asset Management, Oak Investment Partners, Venrock, and Gabriel Venture Partners.

BizCloud Introduces BizCloud Corporate Blogging Solution June 28, 2010

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BizCloud, a leading provider of cloud technology and marketing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, has announced BizCloud Corporate Blogging Solution as the latest addition to their online business marketing solutions. This offering is designed for businesses that are looking to leverage the most effective online marketing tool to help them create and maintain online awareness and communicate their business message to a broader web audience. BizCloud Corporate Blogging Solution gives businesses an opportunity to open up new communication channels with their customers, share expertise, and generate more web traffic.

Corporate blog offers great number of benefits to businesses that integrate it into their online marketing strategy. It allows businesses to differentiate themselves from competition, achieve higher rankings and greater visibility on the search engines, generate more leads, build brand awareness, and much more. BizCloud Corporate Blogging solution leverages BizCloud’s professional bloggers to produce capturing content on behalf of clients’ companies and convey the most engaging business and industry news to large demographics of potential partners and customers.

Vahid Razavi, President and Founder of BizCloud.net, states, “BizCloud Corporate Blogging provides exceptional levels of integrated Corporate Marketing Solutions and business marketing strategy that is flexible enough to augment the current marketing of a company, or to establish new offerings.”

BizCloud Corporate Blogging Solution is suitable for companies at all stages of development. From startup companies looking to establish a regular online awareness, to industry leaders interested in providing a higher level of insight to their customers, no business can ignore the impact of effective online marketing on its bottom line. Through BizCloud’s proven, cloud based blogging platform, companies can keep their customers and partners informed and tuned in at all times. Content is written on behalf of customers by experienced BizCloud marketing staff, and customized to the specific market and industry segment they operate in.

All Blog Posts can be maintained on BizCloud Network for free, or replicated on a separate corporate blog leveraging WordPress Blog Platform. Effective online communication requires a new approach, integrating the best business content, syndication, technology, and outreach that BizCloud can provide.

About BizCloud:

Based in San Francisco, California, and offices in Europe and Asia, BizCloud (www.bizcloud.net) is an online business social utility focused on technology and cloud innovations to assist small business owners. BizCloud has mastered the art of integrated delivery alliances of cloud computing infrastructure, BPM platforms, business applications and service delivery organizations to deliver large inclusive customer outcomes for business owners. These Cloud Integrated delivery alliances cover Sales, Marketing, Operations and Engineering solutions customized to individual business needs.

For additional information, contact: marijana@bizcloud.net

Smart Destinations, Inc., a Boston developer of travel planning & booking services, raises $3 MM from MMV Financial June 27, 2010

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Smart Destinations, Inc., a Boston developer of travel planning, booking, and redemption of in-destination activities, raises $3 Million from MMV Financial.

Newton’s Powerhouse Dynamics, Inc., a developer of home energy management technologies, raises $350k from CommonAngels June 27, 2010

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Newton’s Powerhouse Dynamics, Inc., a developer of home energy management technologies, raises $350,000 from Boston Angel Investing Group CommonAngels.

Waltham’s Affirmed Networks, telecom technology provider, raises $10.9 MM June 27, 2010

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Waltham’s Affirmed Networks, a developer of unspecified telecom related technologies, raises $10.9 Million (Affirmed Networks has secured $10.89 million of an $11.52 million funding round) from Charles River Ventures, at whose office the company is being incubated, and Matrix Partners. The company was founded by Sonus Networks vets Harris Fishman and Hassan Ahmed. It does not yet have a public website.

Electrolytic Ozone Inc., of Cambridge, raises $4 Million from a group of undisclosed investors June 21, 2010

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Electrolytic Ozone Inc., of Cambridge, a developer of an ozone-generating technology that brings the benefits of ozone to a scale suitable for home, hospital, and restaurant use, raises $4 Million from a group of undisclosed investors.

Bit9, a Cambridge -based security software company, raises $10.1 MM in a series D round of equity financing June 21, 2010

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Bit9, a Cambridge -based security software company, raises $10.1 MM in a series D round of equity financing led by .406 ventures, Atlas Ventures, and Highland Capital Partners.

Boston’s Swaptree.com, an online used books, cds and video game service, raises $6 MM from Safeguard Scientifics June 21, 2010

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Boston’s Swaptree.com, an online used books, cds and video game service, raises $6 Million from Safeguard Scientifics

OzVision, a secure remote video platform provider, raises $4.9 MM June 21, 2010

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Woburn, MA -based OzVision, a developer and provider of secure remote video platforms, services, and monitoring, raises $4.9 million from a group of undisclosed investors.

Burlington’s Expressor Software, a data integration vendor, raises $4.5 MM June 21, 2010

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Burlington’s Expressor Software, a data integration vendor, raises $4.5 MM from a group of investors including Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, and Sigma Partners.

Top 20 Reasons the Boston Celtics are going to Win Game Seven of the NBA Finals tonight in Los Angeles June 17, 2010

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Top 20 Reasons why Coach Seibert’s Boston Celtics are bringing home NBA Championship Banner #18 tonight by Winning Game Seven of the NBA Finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles:


1. PUT IN SCAL!

2. PP loves playing in L.A., he’s from Inglewood: it’s a home game for him. Always plays well there.

3. Rasheed Wallace and Big Baby Davis, plus Scal, is enough to win tonight in place of Perk.

4. PUT IN SCAL!

5. Ray Allen is due to have a “Shoot the lights out of the Gym” night. Jesus Shuttleworth, Baby!

6. Did you see the look in KG’s face after Game Six? I’m unable to pick the other team to win Game Seven after seeing it, myself.

7. PUT IN SCAL!

8. The Celtics are one of the best road teams in the NBA – during their terrible regular season. In the playoffs, they have won a lot of road games.

9. The Celtics can win in L.A., have won there, and will win there again tonight. They lead the season series with the Lakers there.

10. The Celtics have three players that are going to the Basketball Hall of Fame, possibly four, on their starting five. They can win tonight in L.A., and they will win tonight in L.A.

11. PUT IN SCAL!

12. There is more at stake, all told and all combined, for the Celtics players tonight. Numbers retired or not, contracts, legacies as the greatest Celtics ever, Rondo and Ray and KG could possibly eventually have their numbers retired if they win another title. PP would be on equal terms with Bird as a Celtic. A squillion dollars to be made.

13. The Celtics are still the better team, and have over performed, whereas the Lakers were expected to be here. The Boston Celtics are never favored as a team, and nobody is picking them. Their backs are against the wall and they are cornered and pissed off. They love being hated.

14. The Balloon Game could be reenacted tonight. A win would seal the legacies of this Boston Celtic team as being mentioned as one of the best teams in NBA and Celtics franchise history.

15. PUT IN SCAL!

16. Pick a Gipper, any Gipper. Perk? Doc Rivers? Tom Thibodeau? The Big Three? The Celtics don’t need to search far for motivation.

17. Rajon Rondo is the best guard on the floor when they play the Lakers. He’s an absolute phenom and tonight he’s gonna bring it.

18. Whenever the odds have been stacked against them, the Celtics show the heart of a champion. Their season has defied all logic. NBA historians will look back from the future and be baffled by how it all played out for the Celts this season.

19. The Boston Celtics have too much heart to be denied tonight.

20. PUT IN SCAL!

The origin of “BEAT L.A.” ! — The Boston Celtics Are In The NBA Finals! June 1, 2010

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BEAT L.A. !!

BEAT L.A. !!

You’ll be hearing the simple yet powerful “Beat LA!, Beat LA!, Beat LA!” battle cry all over New England now that the Celtics-Lakers rivalry has been renewed for the Finals.

For most fans, the chant is reminiscent of the playoff games in the old Boston Garden in the 1980s, when Magic Johnson squared off against Larry Bird and the Celtics and Lakers dominated the NBA.

But that’s not when the chant took off in Boston. It actually started as a chant supporting the Philadelphia 76ers.

For Celtics fans of that time period, the 76’ers were the team to beat. Crucial to the understanding of this story, however, is the fact that the Celtics and 76’ers respected each other wholly. So did the fans of both. They were enemies, but they were enemies who had earned their due.

In 1980, Philadelphia beat Boston in the semi-finals, earning a trip to meet the Lakers for the championship. In 1981, Boston beat Philadelphia, coming back from a three-games-to-one deficit. In 1982, they met once again in the semi-finals, and here is where the tale becomes more than just your usual sports story.

As always between these two teams, the 1982 series was an all-out total war. There was little to separate the two squads. The Celtics had Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parrish, Cedric Maxwell, Danny Ainge and Tiny Archibald. The 76’ers had Julius Erving, Bobby Jones, Maurice Cheeks, Caldwell Jones, Darryl Dawkins and Andrew Toney. And, again, it came down to a seventh game, this time being played at the old Boston Garden.

The Garden was packed to the rafters, hot and muggy, as it usually was during the later rounds of the playoffs. Both teams battled hard, as they always did. The game went back-and-forth, one team gaining momentum and then the other.

With 26 seconds to go in Game 7 of the 1982 Eastern Conference finals at the old Garden and the Sixers pulling away from the soon-to-be ex-champs, the crowd began to chant, with no prompting from a giant scoreboard, or from cheerleaders, or due to any sort of pre-packaged canned marketing, the now-famous phrase. Philadelphia, after all, would be facing the hated Lakers in the NBA Finals. In the midst of a heartbreaking defeat, they were cheering on their most hated rivals.

“You hear what the crowd is chanting to the Sixers? ‘Beat LA'” said CBS color commentator and Celtics legend Bill Russell as the Sixers were beating Boston 117-105 as the seconds ticked down.

“Beat LA … that’s great,” replied play-by-play man Dick Stockton.

And so it began.

“That was nice,” Series MVP Julius Erving said after that game, according to Sports Illustrated’s Anthony Cotton. “But it wasn’t as loud as ‘See you Sunday,’ was it?”

The “See you Sunday” chant was also made famous during the same series in Game 5 at the Garden, when the Celtics were down three games to one but the Boston fans were sure the Sixers would return to Boston for a deciding Game 7.

The “Beat LA” chant remains one of the most original creations from Boston, rivaling the “Ster-oids, Ster-oids” chants to Jose Canseco at Fenway in 1988. And the “Dar-ryl, Dar-ryl” shouts to Mets outfielder Daryl Strawberry during the 1986 World Series.

Philadelphia would lose to the Lakers in six games in the 1982 NBA Finals, but that didn’t stop the chant from spreading around the nation like a plague without a cure. It was even heard in the Meadowlands when the Ducks, who play in Anaheim, not L.A., faced the New Jersey Devils in the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals. “The fortunate but unfortunate part about the “Beat L.A.” (chant) is that it’s so unoriginal,” Derek Fisher said, breaking into a wry smile when asked if he was looking forward to hearing it from the Boston crowd.

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