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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There’s a new home for robots and their makers in Boston

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Nonprofit MassRobotics plans to open a new shared startup space in South Boston this month, with the official opening set for Feb. 9. bounds into Boston

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Online pet products retailer opens local office, expects to hire 200 here.


Will Trump hit the pause button on progress in tech?

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There’s reason to worry that the incoming administration might not appreciate some types of innovation.

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Entrepreneurs and investors read the tea leaves for 2017

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Investors are relying on hopes and expectations based on past Republican administrations and Donald Trump’s campaign promises to guide them.