The e-commerce giant has the data that all advertisers want—what millions of people are shopping for—and now it plans to use it.
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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
It might not survive legal challenges, but Aereo could force broadcasters into moving quicker to offer their shows online.
Expect Labs hopes to reinvent the phone call by providing real-time search results.
Cloud computing has made Web startups cheaper than ever to run. Some organizations are now learning anew how to be budget-conscious.
With even Facebook adding free calling to its mobile app, voice plans are starting to seem outmoded, but an experiment shows it’s hard to let go.
By monitoring people’s mobile devices, brick-and-mortar stores can get data on foot traffic much as websites follow clicks.
Inexpensive 3-D printers aimed at consumers are toys, not the factories of the future.
The Federal Trade Commission says the search giant does not illegally stifle competition after a nearly two-year inquiry.
One basic market trend—consumers’ rapidly shifting attention to mobile devices—forced many Web, software, and hardware companies to take big risks this year.
A new approach to networking could make video delivery faster and more reliable.