Using smartphone microphones, the crowdsourcing tool could deduce the current atmosphere at bars and eateries.
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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
Smartphones are digital “Swiss Army knives” that do just about everything. Can the world’s leading GPS company survive?
The hype around Google’s new wearable computers might not translate into a big market for apps for a while.
To help recruiters, a startup called Gild has created a database of four million software developers and rated their work. Could other fields be next?
The U.S. budget cuts that take effect tomorrow will demoralize future inventors, researchers, and disease curers.
Netflix knew why its original TV series would be a hit—based on data about the viewing habits of its 33 million users.
What if mobile subscribers could click a button and top off their data plan, or even buy mobile Internet access to a single app?
Expanding beyond simply connecting investors and new companies, AngelList aims to create a more global startup community.
Google is likely joining Apple and Microsoft in opening its own retail stores—a trend that points toward a more fragmented user experience.
The lab developed key technologies that have advanced personal robotics, but its funding wasn’t sustainable.