Boston Tech Watch: Scooters, Toast, Mimecast, AtScale, Acquia & More

February 5, 2019

An HQ moves eastward. B2B branches into B2C. Acquisitions abound. And VC funds keep rolling in. Read on for more details on technology news in Boston this week.

—Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has filed an ordinance to license and regulate micro-mobility businesses like scooter-sharing startups Bird and Lime. The proposal, which still needs approval from the City Council, would let the transportation commissioner limit the number and type of “small vehicles” available in the city as well as the number of licenses available to operators. The vehicles will be allowed to travel at a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour. When electric-powered scooters showed up unannounced in nearby Cambridge and Somerville last summer, Walsh voiced opposition to the prospect of them landing in Boston: “If they drop them off here, we’re going to pick them up off the street and they can come pick them up at the tow yard.”

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