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.
Saahil Sud quit his computer programming job to play daily fantasy sports for money full time, building an algorithm to help him make predictions. The choice has netted him millions in winnings.
Boston-based DraftKings praised the attorney general for her “reasoned” approach.
A hearing has been set for Nov. 25 to hear arguments in the legal fight between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel.
The daily fantasy sports company is asking the state’s highest court to quickly rule that the attorney general’s order is “an abuse of discretion, and simply wrong.”
“I don’t think it’s gambling,” Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday in his strongest statement on the industry to date.
A Danish energy company has proposed building an offshore wind farm in federal waters south of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
Closeout sales got underway Friday at City Sports. The company, founded in 1983 and known for its matter-of-fact T-shirts, went to liquidation after not finding a buyer.
Amidst shakeup in the daily fantasy sports industry, the Massachusetts Lottery says it wants to get a piece of the action.
State Gaming Commission Chair Steve Crosby said state law does not give his commission the authority to regulate daily fantasy sports companies like DraftKings.
The Boda Borg center in Malden features 16 physical and mental challenges. Boda Borg is part of a growing trend of what’s called active gaming or reality gaming.
The fantasy sports companies are under scrutiny after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 on FanDuel’s site.
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.