The influential startup incubator is launching a research lab to work on problems too big for startups.
Passing a free online course isn’t as meaningful as taking the same class for credit on a college campus. But that could be changing.
Google and Facebook are lobbying to alter international law to make it easier to provide universal Internet access.
Clever business people like Hiram Centelles find ways to offer online services in Cuba despite tight restrictions. Will they flourish or be swamped by foreign competition when the communist island finally opens up?
Researchers say they’ve overcome a major manufacturing challenge standing in the way of commercially viable nanotube devices.
Robot “training academies” could help industrial robots learn to perform complicated tasks by watching a human do them first.
Microsoft researchers show that batteries that can be more actively managed by software might make our devices last longer.
Major wireless carriers have begun testing a technology that can double the capacity of any wireless data connection.
Researchers demonstrate new photonic memory that keeps working even when the power is off.
To truly change the world, Google’s new holding company will need something that has eluded many previous industrial labs: an effective commercialization strategy.