Smartphones are digital “Swiss Army knives” that do just about everything. Can the world’s leading GPS company survive?
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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.
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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?
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Expanding beyond simply connecting investors and new companies, AngelList aims to create a more global startup community.
An influx of advanced malware will force big antivirus companies to either evolve or cede turf to a crop of startups.
The lab developed key technologies that have advanced personal robotics, but its funding wasn’t sustainable.
Besides raising cash, crowdfunding can be a way to test product ideas and build relationships with future customers.
The world’s top smartphone maker will devote new funds to nascent technology ideas, with an eye to solving today’s challenges for mobile devices.
CBS is betting on the growing audiences who will use their tablets as they watch the big game.