‘Tis the season to be jolly—and to recap the top stories of the year from Xconomy Boston.
As always, these aren’t necessarily the highest-traffic stories, though in some cases they are. More importantly, they are stories that best represent what we as a staff try to deliver to our readers every day: real stories, features, narratives, Q&As, and news analysis about the people, companies, and trends that are shaping the future of innovation in New England and beyond.
With just a little more ado…let me tell you that our picks for 2012 span the fields of software, mobile, e-commerce, health and fitness, travel, politics, fashion, angel investing, venture capital, talent clusters, big data, drugs, genomics, life sciences, health IT, water, energy, and even a fast underwater ship.
It’s an even more diverse selection than usual, by my count. One common thread: the fascinating people, ideas, and strategies behind the headlines.
Just like the Oscars, a slight preference was shown to stories from late in the year. But only slight. (Look, otherwise you’d have to sit through a “Top Stories of Q4” post in addition to this one.) And no, I’m not going to say anything specific about Boston-area trends in this post; but you can scan the headlines and get a sense for some of the important things that happened this year.
OK, here are the stories, sorted by sector:
Top 10 Tech Stories of 2012
Top 10 Life Sciences and Cleantech Stories of 2012