MIT's Andrew Lo describes how one rogue trader can impact global markets.
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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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After months of financial scandals and fraud allegations, virtual banks got an eviction notice from Linden Lab.
Recent fraud allegations are ominous for those who see virtual worlds as future centers of e-commerce.
Google helps organize the world's disinformation, too.
Speech-recognition software from Vlingo could make the mobile Web easier to use.
Where better than the Netherlands to go shopping for the latest in water-management technology?
From conception to buzz, from three-way spring to soft-touch paint: inside the design of a multimedia communications gadget.
BMW's plan to manufacture a hydrogen tank
In a new take on teleconferencing technologies, a rotating display holds forth at the weekly meeting.
The company has a low-polluting, 260-horsepower prototype.