Connectivity

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending September 13, 2014)

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

Sep 11, 2014

The Jack Ma Way
The New York Times profiles the Alibaba founder in advance of the company’s IPO.
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

Apple Hasn’t Solved the Smart Watch Dilemma
Felix Salmon wonders about the charging and waterproofing issues facing the Apple Watch.
—Brian Bergstein

A Wearable Robot Suit That Will Add Power to Your Step
Now I know what I’m putting at the top of my Christmas list!
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer

Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It’s All Over the Internet
A disturbing report from Bloomberg about companies that mine and sell personal data, including health-related information.
Mike Orcutt, research editor

Medicine’s Manhattan Project: Can The World’s Richest Doctor Fix Health Care?
Great story about world’s richest doctor and his mystery technology, Nant.
Antonio Regalado, senior editor, biomedicine

Harvard Medical School Researchers Awarded $1.3 Million Prize
Local prestige for research on retinal disease. It’s been a good week for Harvard’s Longwood campus.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer

The Twilight of Tangier: What It’s Like To Live On An Island That’s Disappearing Because Of Global Warming
The beautiful photography and interviews with residents brings home for Americans the fact that major environmental change is lapping at our own shores, not only those of far-away island states.
Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, business reports

Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest
A troubling story about the online harassment suffered by a woman who developed a computer game designed to draw attention to depression.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

How to Succeed in Silicon Valley Without Really Trying
A profile of a controversial startup CEO, and of the investment culture that may have enabled his misbehavior.
—Will Knight