The file-syncing company has bought a startup that streams a person's music collection over the Internet.
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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 case highlights a troubling disconnect between online life and the rule of the law.
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The Knowledge Graph previously used for Web search allows Google's TV software to take spoken commands
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