Boston Tech Watch: Amazon, Kayak, Runkeeper, Kaspersky & More

Xconomy, 7/14/2017

XconomyThis week in Boston tech, we’re tracking Amazon’s local expansion plans, a new venture fund that will invest in women-led companies, executive moves at Asics-owned Runkeeper and The Finally Light Bulb Company, and more. Read on for details.

—At a press event, Amazon announced plans to hire 900 people that will work at an office opening next year in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, according to the Boston Globe and other media reports. That will mark its third office in Boston and Cambridge, MA, and will bring its employee count at those three offices to around 2,000 people, the Globe reported. [Disclosure: The author’s significant other is employed by Amazon in Boston.]

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