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Jason Pontin Editor

I’m the editor in chief and the publisher of MIT Technology Review. That means I direct the editorial, platform development, and general business strategy of the company’s digital and print publications, as well as our events.

Before joining MIT Technology Review in 2004, I was the editor in chief of a now-vanished biotechnology magazine I founded. Between 1996 and 2002, I was the editor of Red Herring magazine, which the Wall Street Journal called the “bible of the boom.” I grew up on a farm in Northern California, where my mother raised game birds for the restaurants of San Francisco, but I was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University. Consequently, my accent wanders alarmingly.

  • Saving the Economy

    The U.S. stimulus bill includes $100 billion to support energy and information technologies, but economists are skeptical it will create jobs and ensure long-term economic growth.

  • Innovation During a Recession

    A five-member panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs describes how to invest and start companies during a recession–and why now might be the best time to bring new technologies to market.

  • The Silver Lining

    Excerpts from a panel discussion on entrepreneurship include discussions of why recessions provide disruptions that are good for startup companies and where government stimulus money fits in.

  • But Who's Counting?

    No one really knows how many people visit websites. A San Francisco startup and Google are both working to change that.

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  • How to Stay Young

    The easy part is understanding a new technology; what’s harder is to think creatively about it.


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