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Here’s what you missed over your summer vacation in Boston-area technology news:

The Birds

This year, the summer’s most compelling drama wasn’t released in theaters, but on the streets of Somerville and Cambridge in the form of dozens of electric scooters. The scooters came from Bird Rides Inc., a Santa Monica-based startup that has raised more than $400 million in venture capital since it was founded last year.

Bird dropped its scooters — which can be unlocked and ridden for a few dollars…