March 30, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — What’s so different about Kibits, the new social networking tool on the block? A focus on privacy, for one. Founded by Matt Cutler and Dave Greenstein, veterans of the Cambridge Web analytics company NetGenesis, Kibits makes a mobile app that lets users create private groups and share messages, documents and other media. Consumers control exactly what information gets shared with whom — so Kibits can be used to connect with friends, family and coworkers alike. It’s part of a new generation of smarter social consumer tech coming out of Boston firms like Springpad, HeyWire and FitnessKeeper.
In other innovation news:
Sermo, the provider of the nation’s largest online physician community, announced it has hired health IT and software veteran Tim Davenport as its new CEO. Sermo founder and prior CEO Daniel Palestrant left in January to start a company focused on medical referrals.
CloudLock and Tracelytics, two local business software makers, scored some early-stage funding this week.
And Third Rock Ventures co-founder Mark Levin says his Boston firm is “ultra-super-positive when it comes to innovation.” To get more life sciences insight from him, check out the Xconomy Forum on New England’s Emerging Biotech Stars. All the details on the event, to be held on April 4, are available at bit.ly/biostars.
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