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Xconomy.com’s Wade Roush has posted a piece on how the four-story Barron Building — overseen by “Mayor of Central Square” Carl Barron and anchored, incongruously, with a chain doughnut and ice cream shop — has become a hub for high-tech startups, giving “Rock Band” game creators Harmonix plenty of neighbors with which to talk shop.
Now the building is also home to a gaggle of venture-backed Web and mobile startups, including Conduit Labs on the fourth floor and Oneforty on the second. Conduit is best known as the creator of the online music game Loudcrowd, and Oneforty has built a groundbreaking “Twitter app store” guiding Twitter fans to tools that make the microblogging service more useful.
Read the whole piece here. Thanks to reader Monica Velgos for the tip.