Could there be a better place to cover technology and business?
Today’s technology is tomorrow’s commerce, and Curt Nickisch feels privileged to cover the field in a city that’s shaping the world’s future and profiting from the growing knowledge economy.
As WBUR’s Business & Technology Reporter, Curt (@CurtNickisch) tells Boston’s best tech, economy, and financial stories, making them intriguing and informative for savvy insiders and business neophytes alike.
Some recent work includes covering Boston’s Olympics bid, daily fantasy sports, the Market Basket labor saga, the hidden dangers of the commercial fishing industry, and clean energy technologies becoming commodities. Curt has covered these and other stories for WBUR’s newsroom and its national shows Here & Now, On Point, and Only A Game.
During 2013-2014, Curt studied the technological disruption of middle-class jobs at the University of Michigan on the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship.
Curt has earned a Master of Business Administration from Boston University Questrom School of Business. He previously earned an M.S. in Journalism from South Dakota State University and a B.A. from the University of Utah.
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 awards.
Pharmacist Vahrij Manoukian owns a store in Hollis that’s become an unlikely fixture on the campaign trail for most Republican presidential hopefuls.
The company, now called Fuze, announced it raised $112 million in a new investment round. It’s booming by helping companies move beyond the old office phone.
At a campaign rally in New Hampshire Tuesday night, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tried to convince voters that his strong third place showing in the Iowa caucuses means he carries the mantel of the Republican establishment.
The New England Patriots’ run to repeat as Super Bowl champions is over. They lost to the Broncos 20-18 in Denver on Sunday in a hard-fought defensive battle.
Many fans are excited to see Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning face each other once again — and for what could be the last time.
The Boston-based daily fantasy sports company DraftKings has started implementing changes in response to pending regulations from the Massachusetts attorney general.
The New England Patriots are going to their 5th-straight AFC championship game. They beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-20, in the divisional playoff game in Foxborough.
Today’s knowledge workers want bike racks and subway stops, not country clubs and parking garages. GE’s move to Boston shows where the company thinks the future will be made.
GE may not be the largest company, but for a company founded in 1889 to still be on top of the commercial world is a rare business accomplishment.
In some ways, General Electric mirrors Massachusetts’ transition from blue-collar manufacturing to the knowledge economy.
Massachusetts government leaders and the state’s health care and technology sectors have announced a new partnership. The goal is to make the Bay State home to the nation’s leading cluster of digital health companies.
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.