Wayfair cofounders Steve Conine, left, and Niraj Shah, at the Wayfair offices. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Eight days of exhausting, cross-country travel. Four newly-made multi-millionaires. Two local companies. It was a momentous week for Greater Boston’s tech startup world.

For a region determined to show the heavyweights in Silicon Valley and New York that this is a technology force to be reckoned with, having the executives of Wayfair and HubSpot ring the New York Stock Exchange bell one week apart, signaling that their companies were now publicly traded, was no small achievement.More →

John Stoddard, "founding farmer" at Higher Ground Farm.

On a warm September morning, it’s hard to imagine a better place to work that the rooftop above the Boston Design Center. There’s a fantastic view of downtown through an archway, the harbor is sparkling, and a cruise ship is parked at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal next door. And at Higher Ground Farm, their casual Friday dress code likely differs a bit from casual Friday at your office… More →

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If you’ve read danah boyd’s new book, “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” you’ll understand just how complicated online privacy, identity, and the use of real names on Facebook can be. Boyd is a Research Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and also a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research.

Boyd is in Boston this week to deliver a keynote address at the Marketing Profs B2B Conference in Copley Square. I caught up with her and asked her a few questions about her new book and other issues surrounding online privacy.More →