A job invented in Silicon Valley is going mainstream as more industries try to gain an edge from big data.
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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
With BrightSource’s Ivanpah solar plant about to come online, the company looks to its next projects for the economics to improve.
Members of the biohacker movement have created an inexpensive device to print cells. Will they print a leaf next?
The link between a recent rise in earthquakes and wastewater disposal from shale gas wells grows stronger, though skeptics remain.
With more sensors and more data, GE wants to wring efficiency from industrial systems.
A hedge fund manager aims to solve the funding problems facing early-stage biomedical research.
The Detroit automaker will soon debut its first all-electric vehicle, a fast-charging vehicle that also rides well.
Braving comparisons to the bankrupted Solyndra, SoloPower is going forward with the production of thin-film solar panels.
A smart-phone add-on enables at-home diagnosis of ear infections, one of the top reasons for pediatrician visits.
The drug giant is hoping to boost its innovation pipeline with new funding for early-stage biotechnology research.