A View from MIT TR Editors
Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending September 6, 2014)
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Meet BuzzFeed’s Secret Weapon
Dao Nguyen is BuzzFeed’s “secret weapon,” helping the site quintuple traffic in two years with savvy data-driven promotion and editorial strategies. In this Inc. profile, she argues that data only tells you what is happening, not why.
Google’s Remote Drone Deliveries Point to Fast Track Niche
Here’s a take on where drone deliveries will work, and where they won’t.
—Kevin Bullis, senior editor, energy
An Inside Look at the Development of Samsung’s Gear VR
How Oculus VR teamed up with Samsung to create a more portable, and potentially more appealing, VR headset.
Study Alleges China iPhone Factory Riddled with Human Rights, Safety Violations
On the eve of another big Apple announcement, a new report about human rights and safety violation emerges concerning an iPhone factory in China.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
White House Names Google’s Megan Smith the Next Chief Technology Officer of the United States
President Obama announced a new appointment for the third-ever national CTO.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Margaret Atwood’s New Work Will Remain Unseen for a Century
The Future Library project is collecting 100 works of fiction to be published in 2114, on paper made from trees planted this summer. The Canadian novelist is the first contributor.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief