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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Is Fidelity finding the next Facebook or inflating the bubble?

By , Globe Correspondent

Fidelity is either helping its shareholders get in on the next Facebook or helping pump up a new bubble in the tech industry. Or a bit of both.


VentureApp wants to link startups, services

By , Globe Correspondent

The founders of two local marketing and media startups, DailyBreak and Streetwise Media, have banded together on a new project called VentureApp.


A secretive R&D group may raise its profile

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Digital marketing company HubSpot is holding internal meetings this week to consider changes to its low-key, “super-secret R&D group,” HubSpot Labs.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

When life gets too busy, outsource

By , Globe Correspondent

A bunch of startups have sprung up to take on the tasks you don’t have time for.