President-elect Obama's transition website launches.
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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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An Indian startup thinks that the right software can make cheap phones a financial lifeline to hundreds of millions.
GE Global Research is developing terabyte discs and players that will work with old storage media.
Smart grid player GridPoint snaps up $120 million in financing.
The Democrat's new online tool allows supporters to reach out to individual voters in their neighborhood.
The Republican's online social-networking presence increases at a faster rate, although absolute numbers still favor Obama.
Amid rising seas, a California modeling effort recommends abandoning land tracts in the Sacramento Delta.