Judged by one (admittedly imperfect) metric, Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition wasn’t as outrageous as it might appear.
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I’m MIT Technology Review’s research editor. I spend my days taking things extremely seriously and attempting with all my nerdy might to piece together bigger pictures from the bits and shreds of truth I manage to filter from the information barrage. I’m particularly obsessed with the energy-related challenges facing humanity and the future of the Internet.
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Though still volatile, Bitcoin is surging in value and being spent more freely; it's also inspired a legion of competitors.
A material that selectively blocks heat and light could finally make it practical to add smart windows to buildings.
The 2013 Global Innovation Index looks very similar to last year’s, but its ranking of the most efficient innovators features several new names.
Intel missed out on the shift to mobile computing. Now it finds itself in a precarious position.
On election night, as during Hurricane Sandy, Twitter’s network showed an ability to self-correct and keep disinformation from prospering.
Apple still holds a strong lead, but new data shows that Android tablets are gaining in popularity.
A Harvard professor calls on voters to expose substandard venues by rating them on his new website.
Some states—including swing states—are more vulnerable to glitches that could tip the election. But the lack of a paper backup means such errors can go undetected.