As it readies for an IPO, the social network puts engineers, not HR, in charge of a global search for young programmers.
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IT Editor, Software & Hardware
I’m MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for hardware and software and enjoy a diverse diet of algorithms, Internet, and human-computer interaction with chips on the side. Working in our San Francisco office, I cover new ideas about what computers can do for us, whether they spring from tech giants, new startups, or academic labs.
My journey to the West Coast started in a small English town called Wantage and took in the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and five years writing and editing technology news coverage at New Scientist magazine.
Tom Simonite's Stories
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The head of research at Hewlett-Packard talks about the technologies that could ensure HP's survival.
Taking control of computers with our hands and bodies is set to become commonplace.
The CEO of Salesforce.com explains why traditional software is dead and how giants like Oracle are twisting the meaning of cloud computing.
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Two startups that make it possible to share files at home and work have ambitions to rule the cloud.
Cloud hardware could get cheaper because of the social network's self-interested altruism.
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