The Friday5 is a list of five things worth knowing about, each with a Boston connection.
In honor of Black Friday, today it's sites and services geared to finding great buys online.
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- CheapToday.com: A team of editors selects the best bargains (and freebies) available at stores like Target, Kohl's, Wal-Mart, and Calvin Klein. E-mail newsletters include "Daily Deals" and "Weekly Wow."
- Daily Grommet: Video reviews of innovative products and gifts from a Lexington-based crew.
- SmartBargains.com and RueLaLa: Run by the same Boston-based company (recently acquired for $350 million), SmartBargains serves up deals on stuff like linens, jewelry, shoes, and luggage; Rue La La offers insider deals on designer apparel for very limited time periods.
- StyleFeeder: Service helps you browse shoes, apparel, jewelry, and accessories, and then learns about your personal style to make recommendations. Based in Cambridge.
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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.
December 10: Fintech Demo Day
Short demos from startups in the financial technology realm.
December 11: Unpitch
Entrepreneurs and investors sit down for lunch, advice, and feedback. Entrepreneurs must apply to participate.