Research shows how much the NSA could glean from call records, and why efforts to downplay the significance of such metadata are misleading.
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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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Factual, a company that provides location data on places, thinks more apps could make use of its information.
As the debate continues over drones in U.S. skies, other countries could show the way.
With BrightSource’s Ivanpah solar plant about to come online, the company looks to its next projects for the economics to improve.
A program called Scribe harnesses humans on the Internet to generate speech captions in under five seconds.
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 lab developed key technologies that have advanced personal robotics, but its funding wasn’t sustainable.
Expect Labs hopes to reinvent the phone call by providing real-time search results.
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.