A startup monitors the spread of information on Twitter to identify users with the most influence.
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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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A site lays bare the speed experienced by customers of different firms.
Mobile carriers might get marketing insights from studying whom you call and what device you use.
Using the contents of images or videos to target Web ads could improve click-through.
Behavioral economics challenge the news aggregator's plan to make money.
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