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Boston Globe hires Huang as business editor

February 6, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Greg Huang

The Boston Globe has hired Gregory Huang as its new business editor.

He previously was the editor in chief of Xconomy, where he oversaw daily news, features, and events across Xconomy’s national network.

Before joining Xconomy in 2008, he was a features editor at New Scientist magazine, where he edited and wrote articles on physics, technology and neuroscience. Previously he was senior writer at MIT Technology Review, where he reported on emerging technologies, research and development, and advances in computing, robotics, and applied physics.

His writing has also appeared in Wired, Nature, and The Atlantic Monthly’s website. He was named a New York Times professional fellow in 2003.

He is the co-author of “Guanxi” (Simon & Schuster, 2006), about Microsoft in China and the global competition for talent and technology. Before becoming a journalist, he did research at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Lab. He has published 20 papers in scientific journals and conferences and spoken on innovation at Adobe, Amazon, eBay, Google, HP, Microsoft, Yahoo, and other organizations.

He has a Master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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