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

Why these tech execs moved their companies to Boston

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Most companies don’t get incentives like General Electric, but there are good reasons to move to Boston anyway.

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The cutting edge of robots: your lawn

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Whacking weeds and mowing the grass may be the next jobs lost to the robot invasion, but will humans even put up a fight?

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A lingering chill in the land of unicorns

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It’s been a year since investors started doubting the billion-dollar valuations — and prospects — of some fast-growing private companies.

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Watch out: The AI bulls are running again

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The enthusiasm and funding for artificial intelligence companies in Boston and nationally have returned.