Curt Nickisch serves as WBUR’s Business & Technology Reporter. He strives to tell the best tech, economy and financial stories in ways that both biz-savvy insiders and business neophytes find intriguing and informative.
His start in radio journalism began during Fulbright study in Europe, where he reported for Germany’s international broadcaster. He’s now a regular contributor to NPR and Marketplace. Curt has won various journalism honors, including national Edward R. Murrow and Scripps Howard Radio Awards.
As regulators and lawmakers review the daily fantasy sports businesses DraftKings and FanDuel, some customers feel slighted knowing they were competing against people with inside information.
The fantasy sports companies are under scrutiny after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 on FanDuel’s site.
After suspicion of insiders passing information at two leading fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel are promising to protect “the integrity of the games.”
“There has to be a point where Americans say, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday.
The young Boston-based company is competing to become the dominant player in the fast-growing field of daily fantasy sports.
The private company has been based in Allston/Brighton for more than 35 years and is hoping to begin another long chapter with its so-called “Boston Landing” development.
Bedford’s iRobot is selling a new model Roomba 980 that maps homes and connects to the cloud.
The Patriots beat the Steelers 28-21 after a pregame ceremony that featured the unveiling of the team’s fourth championship banner.
A judge ruled Thursday that the NFL failed to treat Tom Brady fairly during its review of allegations that he played a role in deflating footballs used in a playoff game last season.
The reigning Super Bowl MVP gets to play after all.
A judge could issue a ruling on Brady’s challenge to the NFL’s suspension as early as Tuesday.
John Hancock Financial is the first U.S. insurer to offer discounts to policyholders who wear Internet-connected fitness trackers. The more exercise you get, the bigger discount you get on your insurance premium, up to 15 percent.
At Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game, two brothers, Chicago’s Pau Gasol and Memphis’ Marc Gasol, will square off for the opening jump ball. But the most unusual NBA sibling story is happening in Phoenix. OAG’s Doug Tribou and Curt Nickisch report.
In April 2007, NFL referee Bill Vinovich suffered an aortic dissection, a tear inside the wall of the major artery that carries blood out of the heart. He was told he would never officiate another game. Now Vinovich is preparing to work the Super Bowl.
The revamped Health Connector website did not suffer the same outages and delays as last year as thousands of people without insurance signed up for health plans before last night’s midnight deadline.
Residents signing up for health insurance through the state now have until Sunday to make their first payment, but must still enroll before midnight Tuesday to guarantee their coverage begins Jan. 1.
The U.S. was unsuccessful in its bids to host the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. After choosing not to bid for the 2020 Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee is making a pitch for 2024. Reporter Curt Nickisch explains how four U.S. cities plan to wow the world — on the cheap.
We hear from young Germans, from a 17-year-old who urges solidarity, to a 27-year-old who thinks the wall should be rebuilt.
On the 25th anniversary of the day the wall came down, Curt Nickisch of WBUR speaks to Germans about their memories of that time.
Schilkin is an East Berlin distillery with a long history. It’s finding economic salvation in the new spirit of Berlin.
Researchers at the Broad Institute in Cambridge plan to use Ted Stanley’s donation to catalog all the genetic variations that contribute to severe psychiatric disorders.
The on-demand car ride company is taking to the waters of Boston Harbor to try out water taxi service.
When the photo was snapped, the first rush had passed. The medical professionals didn’t know that another 24 patients were on their way.
The Republican potentially has a rare chance to get right back on the horse that bucked him off.
Sen. Scott Brown has filed legislation in the Senate that could change the way startups are funded.