After months of financial scandals and fraud allegations, virtual banks got an eviction notice from Linden Lab.
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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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A transoceanic building boom is fueling Internet growth.
Images of camps and destroyed settlements bolster abuse reports.
Materials advances could bring color, video, and flexibility.
Recent fraud allegations are ominous for those who see virtual worlds as future centers of e-commerce.
E Ink is making color and video versions of its e-paper, but commercial products are a few years off.
Better measurements of ice loss.
At a remote outpost in northern Greenland, a team of scientists are attempting to resolve the central mystery of global warming: how quickly will sea levels rise?
Google helps organize the world's disinformation, too.
It's the "nuclear bomb" of Internet repression, says John Palfrey.