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.
Twitter’s footprint is growing fast, although English speakers in the U.S. remain the largest demographic. The trick now is to turn its global presence into advertising dollars.
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.
Drawing on millions NFL team page “likes,” Facebook reveals every county's favorite Super Bowl team
Sales of dedicated e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle are falling now that people are buying all-purpose tablets like the Kindle Fire instead.
Not as hard as you might think, but some countries are more vulnerable than others.
Apple still holds a strong lead, but new data shows that Android tablets are gaining in popularity.