As well as making layoffs and reshuffling executives, Google has focused Motorola on researching risky, breakthrough technology.
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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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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.
An algorithm can better predict your future movements by getting a little help from your friends.
Burglary reports dropped after officers began taking patrol orders from computers.
Machine reading effort builds dossiers on people and organizations from translated news sources.
The company has made key inventions over the years.
The fastest cognitive radio ever will be used to test vital wireless innovations.
A modified version of Android feeds data-snooping apps fake bookmarks and empty contact lists.
Botnets are a huge problem—one that can't be solved without persuading recalcitrant owners of millions of infected private computers to take action.
Low-tech phone technology allows images to be sent as bitmaps in text messages, opening up applications for the world's poorest.