A View from MIT TR Editors

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending August 23, 2013)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

  • August 23, 2013
  • The Great App.net Mistake
    A detailed account of how a social network that charges fees is trying to create an alternative to the closed, ad-supported sites that dominate the social Web.
  • The Believer
    A detailed profile of the life and thinking of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla founder Elon Musk.

—Three above submitted by Tom Simonite, senior IT editor

—Three above submitted by Will Knight, online editor

—Two above submitted by Aviva Hope Rutkin, editorial intern

  • Is Big Data an Economic Big Dud?
    The New York Times looks for evidence of whether big data will have the same kind of broad economic impact as oil or electricity.

—Two above submitted by Antonio Regalado, senior business editor

Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer

Mike Orcutt, research editor

  • The Fall and Rise of Gene Therapy
    Wired profiles gene therapy pioneer James Wilson, who led early failed human trials of the technology but later discovered new methods that could potentially revive the revolutionary medicine.

Susan Young, biomedicine editor

Kevin Bullis, senior energy editor

Tech Obsessive?
Become an Insider to get the story behind the story — and before anyone else.
Subscribe today

Uh oh–you've read all five of your free articles for this month.

Insider Premium

$179.95/yr US PRICE

More from Connectivity

What it means to be constantly connected with each other and vast sources of information.

Want more award-winning journalism? Subscribe and become an Insider.

  • Insider Premium {! insider.prices.premium !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Our award winning magazine, unlimited access to our story archive, special discounts to MIT Technology Review Events, and exclusive content.

    See details+

    What's Included

    Bimonthly home delivery and unlimited 24/7 access to MIT Technology Review’s website.

    The Download. Our daily newsletter of what's important in technology and innovation.

    Access to the Magazine archive. Over 24,000 articles going back to 1899 at your fingertips.

    Special Discounts to select partner offerings

    Discount to MIT Technology Review events

    Ad-free web experience

    First Look. Exclusive early access to stories.

    Insider Conversations. Join in and ask questions as our editors talk to innovators from around the world.

  • Insider Plus {! insider.prices.plus !}* Best Value

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Everything included in Insider Basic, plus ad-free web experience, select discounts to partner offerings and MIT Technology Review events

    See details+

    What's Included

    Bimonthly home delivery and unlimited 24/7 access to MIT Technology Review’s website.

    The Download. Our daily newsletter of what's important in technology and innovation.

    Access to the Magazine archive. Over 24,000 articles going back to 1899 at your fingertips.

    Special Discounts to select partner offerings

    Discount to MIT Technology Review events

    Ad-free web experience

  • Insider Basic {! insider.prices.basic !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Six issues of our award winning magazine and daily delivery of The Download, our newsletter of what’s important in technology and innovation.

    See details+

    What's Included

    Bimonthly home delivery and unlimited 24/7 access to MIT Technology Review’s website.

    The Download. Our daily newsletter of what's important in technology and innovation.

You've read of free articles this month.