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.
Arguments over the Olympics came to a head Thursday. A debate pitted two top supporters of a Boston Olympic bid against two leading opponents.
nder pressure from the Boston City Council and ahead of a broadcast debate, Boston 2024 has decided to release its full original bid documents, including portions previously redacted.
Thursday’s debate will offer clues to the strategy, even if few Massachusetts voters take an hour out of a beautiful summer evening to think about how they want to spend the summer of 2024.
A growing number of Greek startups have been setting up shop in Boston. Their Greek ties — both personal and business-related — have them following the news from Greece about its economic woes closely.
Overall the new poll demonstrates little evidence for a clear trend in rising support levels that Olympic organizers say they want to see before submitting Boston’s bid to the IOC in September.
Dorchester’s Quincy Heights development is surrounded by food trucks — because it’s also home to a new 35,000-square-foot shared food production facility for local entrepreneurs.
Massachusetts’ Newest Export: Innovation Spaces? Boston Real Estate Startup To Expand In NetherlandsJuly 07, 2015
Cambridge Innovation Center is opening its first location abroad in the Netherlands. The real estate services company is planning to open an innovation center at the iconic Groot Handelsgebouw building in Rotterdam’s Central Business District in 2016.
The pressure is on for Boston 2024 to generate more public support for its plan to host the Olympics here.
Boston 2024 met with USOC officials in California to present its new bid. The group stressed public support could affect Boston’s Olympic future.
One day after releasing new details on their plan for the Olympics, Boston 2024 leaders are in California Tuesday to update the U.S. Olympic Committee.
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.