The company's director of research, Peter Norvig, discusses how Google bases its products and its internal processes on data -- and how such data comes in a cascade of new forms.
Snapshots of CAD software in action.
Are we only at the beginning of an era of IT-driven productivity gains? Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, says there’s still enormous potential for businesses to use information technology to test new processes and improve operations rapidly—and very cheaply.
Technology Review reporter Lauren Cox tests the Zipcar app, which lets drivers find the nearest available car in 55 cities, on the iPhone. The mobile-phone app lets customers be more spontaneous about renting a vehicle for an hour or so.
This video illustrates how you can get the price of buildings in Paris, simply by using the camera of a mobile phone and an augmented-reality application powered by Layar technology.
Seth Priebatsch, founder and “chief ninja” of the mobile game company SCVNGR, explains how giving users a genuine sense of fun can lead to big returns for businesses.
Fernando Motolese of guerrilla video shop Kamikaze Nerds in Sao Paulo, Brazil explains why he engages in Internet spoofs, brand-jacking and anti-marketing antics.
In the near future, all citizens will wear a centrally-controlled, super iPhone that tracks your movements and can scan everyone around you to divulge their net worth, their shopping history and their dating potential. The so-called äppärät is an invention of Gary Shteyngart, author of the satiric novel “Super Sad True Love Story.” Is there an äppärät in your future? To find out more we caught up with Shteyngart at Newtonville Books, near Boston.
An introduction from Evan I. Schwartz, senior business editor at Technology Review, to our new premium publication, Business Impact.
Bill Gross, founder and chairman of eSolar, explains how the company plans to make solar power as cheap as coal.