Michael B. Farrell

Farrell is a technology reporter for the Business section. He previously served as both editor and reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, and has reported from Asia, the Middle East and throughout the U.S. He is married with two children and lives in Roslindale.

Latest stories, the big business of babysitting

By Michael B. Farrell ,

How CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo persuaded Wall Street to bet $91 million on’s global fleet of nannies, dog walkers, and caregivers.

Data-driven scheduling predicts patient no-shows

By Michael B. Farrell , Globe Staff

Smart Scheduling links up with scheduling programs that doctor offices use to book appointments.


Seven things you should know about Alan Trefler

By Michael B. Farrell , Globe Staff

Trefler, a Brookline High School graduate, founded the software company Pegasystems Inc.

New lawsuit claims Uber exploits its drivers

By Michael B. Farrell , Globe Staff

Adding to the growing list of challenges facing Uber, a well-known Boston labor lawyer is suing the upstart car service.