In India, new technology aims to help more poor farmers skirt loan-sharks and get real banking services.
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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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Showing the promise of "cognitive radio," a rural telecommunications provider is finding a novel way to deliver broadband Internet to consumers.
FCC takes a stab at closing parts of the nation's wireless divide
Two groups are preparing services that will deliver television signals to mobile devices.
Giving its users such a flawed navigation tool raises questions about the company's strategy.
An Apple patent is just the latest in a broad industry effort to expand battery life.
ZTE snubs Android in favor of software made by Firefox.
Carriers say 4G LTE infrastructure will cope with the flood of new demand. Others aren't so sure.
A study of 61 million Facebook users says a 2010 voting message increased real-world turnout by 340,000 votes.
Tiny advances are loudly proclaimed as the industry battles over fractions of an ever-vaster global mobile market.