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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NetBlazr is taking on the big guys

By , Globe Correspondent

Carbonite cofounder David Friend says he likes the “David and Goliath story” of his latest investment, the wireless ISP NetBlazr.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

What’s next for Kendall Square?

By , Globe Correspondent

The past five years have seen brand-name companies set up shop in the square, hiring thousands of people in the process.


New service makes it simpler for boaters to reserve slips

By , Globe Correspondent

The Newport-based startup helps navigators reserve a slip or mooring for a weekend jaunt to Block Island or Provincetown.


Job-referral app has rewards

By , Globe Correspondent

The app lets you ping a friend about a job that some company is trying to fill, and earn a few thousand bucks if he or she lands it.