Scott Kirsner

Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched 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. Scott writes in Innovation Economy column on Sundays, and blogs daily at

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Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Hacked K-cups latest in battle over Keurig coffeemakers

By , Globe Correspondent

When Keurig released a line of “2.0” brewers that don’t work with unauthorized cups, the pod people struck back.

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Mobile pay not yet ready for prime time

By , Globe Correspondent

We’ve got smartphone apps and accompanying devices that work at one retail chain or a bunch — but nothing yet that’s universal.


Finding that sweet spot in Hub’s parking jungle

By , Globe Correspondent

A trio of new startups aim to conquer the challenge of parking in the city.

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Trolling campuses for the next Facebook

By , Globe Correspondent

Investors are taking much more seriously the possibility that the next rocketship of a company is being assembled in a dorm room.