A job invented in Silicon Valley is going mainstream as more industries try to gain an edge from big data.
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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
With dozens of new features, Google’s social network is becoming more like a photo service and a news site.
Google will help people who build Android apps follow their users around without draining too much battery life.
Breaking its own restrictions, Google will show developers how to build any kind of app for Google Glass.
A year after launch, a startup program is helping U.S. companies reach China—and vice versa.
Sensors in cars today could do more to reduce traffic accidents, and costs are coming down.
A startup that converts conversations to text so it can offer instant information gets financing from Telefónica, Samsung, and Intel.
A former Yahoo search engineer raises funds to bring sophisticated data mining and modeling to the business world.
Slumping PC sales and a changing server market are maiming Intel. But its plan to sell services for the home’s biggest screen is a long shot.
Ads that follow you from one website to another are increasingly common, but in the rush for more tailored advertising, age-old wisdom may be lost.