Xconomy Boston’s Top Stories of Q3 2014: Editor’s Picks

Xconomy Boston — 

It’s the start of a new quarter: time to look back on some of our top stories from July to September. A lot has happened in the Boston-area innovation scene, and this fall is shaping up to be a doozy.

This installment of editor’s picks spans tech, life sciences, and energy. The stories concern some of the world’s biggest companies as well as small, budding startups. They include a deep profile of a scientist-turned-CEO; a post-mortem on a failed MIT startup; and trend pieces about big data, edtech, and wearables. As usual, these are stories you couldn’t read anywhere else.

So let’s look back at 10 Xconomy Boston stories that stood the test of time, in reverse chronological order:

1. Blessed By Angels, GliaCure Tests New Alzheimer’s Approach In Humans

2. Olin College President Rick Miller on Reengineering Engineering

3. RunKeeper Sees Apple Health Moves as “Both Scary and Exciting”

4. John Maraganore: From “Prototypical Geek” To Canny Alnylam Chief

5. What’s After Big Data? Niche Analytics, Data Wrangling, Smart Storage

6. Boston Considering New Regulations for Airbnb, Similar Sites

7. After $150M Raised, What Went Wrong at Fuel Cell Startup Lilliputian

8. Startups Take a Shine to Urban Agriculture; Can They Reward Investors?

9. How Google, Microsoft, and Amazon’s Boston-Area Offices Stack Up

10. As Book Prices Drop, Big Publishers Push Into Software and Edtech