Columnist

Scott Kirsner

Globe correspondent 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. Scott writes in Innovation Economy column on Sundays, and blogs daily at boston.com/innovation.

Latest stories

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The Chinese are high on this Woburn flying car company

By , Globe Correspondent

But a big question still floats in the air: Is there really a market for Terrafugia’s vehicle?

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Why technology hasn’t solved our parking problems

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Despite advances in recent years, getting cars in and out of spaces is still a pretty inefficient business.

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Local startups need to make noise about voice computing

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Talking devices are on the rise, but a lot of the action is happening on the other coast.

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Digital wallet firm’s travails offer a lesson: Put customers before merchants

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Boston-based MCX’s one great idea was followed by several bad decisions.