A decade after the Enron scandal, the company’s internal messages are still helping to advance data science and many other fields.
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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
Research shows how much the NSA could glean from call records, and why efforts to downplay the significance of such metadata are misleading.
Factual, a company that provides location data on places, thinks more apps could make use of its information.
Glass apps will require people to create new content filters. Maybe that’s just a losing battle.
As the debate continues over drones in U.S. skies, other countries could show the way.
A program called Scribe harnesses humans on the Internet to generate speech captions in under five seconds.
Microsoft shows how it tracked the spread of more than 1.4 billion tweets.
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?
What if mobile subscribers could click a button and top off their data plan, or even buy mobile Internet access to a single app?