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Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending December 6, 2014)

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

  • December 4, 2014

Amazon Reveals the Robots at the Heart of Its Epic Cyber Monday Operation
Santa’s real workshop is full of robot helpers.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

When GM Was Google
Why management books inevitably fail to unlock the secrets to corporate success.
—Will Knight

The Odd History of the First Erotic Computer Game
A text-based odyssey through a 1970s bachelor dystopia.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief

New Questions in Mobile
Tech analyst Benedict Evans sums up the state of the mobile business.
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

Debating Single-Sex Classrooms
Interesting debate on the pros and cons of single-sex classrooms and how they may affect a child’s education.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer

Tesla’s Electric Man
A profile of Tesla Motors’s CTO, Jeffrey “JB” Straubel, highlights his gamble that building a huge “gigafactory” can slash the cost of both batteries and electric cars.
Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief

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