Data that shows where people live, work, and play is being sold to businesses and city planners, as mobile operators seek new sources of revenue.
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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
A contest to improve flight arrival estimates is the first step in a plan to automate in-flight decisions.
The leading smartphone manufacturer hopes to one-up Apple and nudge out struggling BlackBerry.
Qualcomm is already worth more than Intel. Now the chip maker wants everyone to know it.
An unlikely team comes together with a startup that aims to change retail by becoming the marketplace for the “sharing economy.”
With BrightSource’s Ivanpah solar plant about to come online, the company looks to its next projects for the economics to improve.
A program called Scribe harnesses humans on the Internet to generate speech captions in under five seconds.
Some venture capitalists are avoiding consumer apps and putting their money behind the “picks and shovels” of mobile computing.
Putting free U.S. college courses online is only the first step to filling higher education needs around the world.
Using smartphone microphones, the crowdsourcing tool could deduce the current atmosphere at bars and eateries.