Xconomy Boston’s Top 20 Stories of Q3 2012: Editor’s Picks

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On a rainy Friday morning, it’s time to look back at the past quarter and select a few stories that stand out. These are my picks for the top Xconomy Boston stories of Q3. If you can only read a few, read these.

They represent the kind of reporting, writing, and editing that we strive to do every day as we cover the business of technology, life sciences, healthcare, and other areas of innovation across the country. As always, we try to bring you stories, perspectives, and insights you can’t find elsewhere…

Top 10 Tech Stories of Q3:

Rod Brooks and Rethink Reveal an Industrial Robot for the Masses

PackBots, Roombas, and Now, Healthcare: The iRobot Story

U.S. CTO Todd Park Out to Spur Entrepreneurship With Data “Jujitsu”

Dan Weinreb, Boston Computer Geek, Community Figure, Dies of Cancer

8 Things We Learned This Summer About the Boston Tech Scene

Bride Meets Blog: Abby Larson on Style Me Pretty’s Explosive Growth

Fashion Project Hopes to Be Next Big Thing in Boston Re-Commerce

Boston’s Talent War: Startups Gaining Edge Over Big Companies?

Jumptap, Mobile, & the Four Horsemen of the Consumer Apocalypse

Boom or Bust? 11 Big Bets on the Future of Boston Tech

Top 10 Healthcare and Cleantech Stories of Q3:

Foundation Medicine Grabs $42.5M for Cancer Genome Test

Vecna Designs Mobile Health Systems for Rural Care

9 Takeaways from Rock Boston Demo Day: Health IT Firms Up

EnVivo Forges Ahead With Alzheimer’s Drug

Two Years After Rising from Ashes, Aegerion Preps for Drug Debut

Xconomist of the Week: Christina Lampe-Onnerud Talks Cleantech

Enlight Bio’s Knode Advances Social Network for Pharma

Vertex Wins EU Approval for Cystic Fibrosis Drug

Harvest Power CEO Talks Sustainable Startups & Lessons from Farming

Health Incubator Boom Driven by Demand, Says Healthbox’s Jenna Rose