The DNC's vaunted voter databases failed to help Democrats on Election Day.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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Now social media has the equivalent of the Times Square "deficit clock."
Launch sideshow: microblogs written (and read) on smartphones, mediated by real-time search
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Campaign takes shape to gather complaints and get Congress to pass privacy laws.
It wasn't the fault of a creaky old radar system, but of high-tech flight-monitoring computers.
Latest in line of Internet appliances: a gadget built for tweeting.
The business case for a smarter grid needs to be widely accepted--and larger-scale investments must be made.
At $50, the new iPhone app is a specialist's tool only.
Following a sharp drop in interest, the "computational knowledge engine" pins hopes on API--and homework.