Was talking this morning with a marketing executive at Burlington-based Nuance, the speech recognition company. They're currently running a radio ad on sports talk stations that features former Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who has lately been mulling a run for Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat.
In the ad, Schilling plugs Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation product for PCs, talking about how the software makes him more efficient.
Would the ads have to be yanked from the air if Schilling the entrepreneur and retired jock turned into Schilling the Republican Senate candidate? Probably so...
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About Scott Kirsner Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched Boston.com in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books "Fans, Friends & Followers" and "Inventing the Movies," was the editor of "The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England," and was a contributor to "The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston." Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.
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Demos of new mobile apps and web ventures at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Free admission; cash bar.
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