University patents often sit there on the shelf. One startup thinks crowdsourcing could revive them.
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I'm MIT Technology Review's business editor, working from our San Francisco office. I’m interested in how new technologies enter and rise in the marketplace, and in how they create new businesses and affect established ones.
Before joining MIT Technology Review, I covered energy policy, technology, and business for ClimateWire from our fine nation’s capital. I also did the crazy startup thing, serving as an editor at Change.org as it grew rapidly in a short 18 months.
Before going into journalism, I was an environmental geologist working on contaminated waste sites in New York City. That’s when I realized that I’d rather report and write about the fumes than breathe them in.
Jessica Leber's Stories
The idea of charging your phone without plugging it in seems appealing, but consumers have been slow to adopt it.
The open-source foundation will create smartphones for the developing world with apps based online.
Three major seed producers are working on drought-resistant crops. The conditions this summer are providing a stern test.
Its new search engine gets shoppers spending more online.
The iPhone maker gains the advantage in patent fight with Samsung
The fallen powerhouse is keeping patents covering some promising technologies.
The U.S. Justice Department has approved a $3.6 billion deal for the carrier to buy airwave capacity from cable companies.
Branch—a startup created by two Twitter cofounders—hovers in a space between a private, lengthy e-mail thread and a public stream of tweets.
Large merchants are joining forces in the battle over who controls smartphone payments