A microfluidic panel lets users push buttons on a flat interface.
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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 large semiconductor manufacturer uses electrical fields to sense hand movements.
Apple is increasing its spending on R&D, but is still far short of its competitors.
The Detroit automaker is bringing thousands of IT jobs back in-house as it seeks faster software innovation.
Experts in artificial intelligence are leaving academia to bring online learning to the world. But their most radical ideas are still on hold.
If Microsoft wants to reinvent itself for the mobile era, it will have to attract a new generation of developers.
The products that appear in online images and video could soon be automatically recognized and offered for sale.
A 20-month study finds that bots impersonating humans are a growing concern for web advertisers.
A LinkedIn survey of 7,000 office workers asks what technologies and tools are slated for the dust bin
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.