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35 Innovators Under 35

Some members of our latest list of young innovators from around the world have developed consumer Web services you might have used, such as Spotify or Dropbox. Others are making more fundamental breakthroughs that have yet to be commercialized, such as more efficient engines or improvements in optical communications. And a few are blazing trails in fields that didn’t exist before, like pop-up fabrication of tiny machines, or cameras that can see around corners. But all 35 of them have something significant in common: their work is likely to be influential for a very long time. We hope that these stories about them surprise and inspire you. —The Editors

2012 TR35 Winners

Daniel Ek

Making online music a paying business, without forcing people to pony up for one song at a time

Shishir Mehrotra (video)

Turning a Web video phenomenon into a profitable business by making ads optional

Ben Silbermann

A smartly designed social network for sharing images and interests

Christopher Soghoian (video)

On a tear against bad privacy practices online, he urges companies to change the way they operate—and sounds alarms if they don’t.

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