Location data suggests a better way to fight a disease that kills a million people a year.
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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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Campaigns are gearing up to shape social media reactions in real time.
Two groups are preparing services that will deliver television signals to mobile devices.
ZTE snubs Android in favor of software made by Firefox.
A study of 61 million Facebook users says a 2010 voting message increased real-world turnout by 340,000 votes.
One of the world's largest web hosting providers was crippled for several hours Monday.
A new social media analytics effort points toward the White House.
The outcome of the 2012 campaign could have less to do with grand vision than with online data analytics and peer-to-peer voter targeting.
Iran could certainly cut off its global Internet connections. But whether it ever would is a question of politics and economics.
Facebook and Twitter are available in other languages. But only 15 percent of their privacy policies have been fully translated.