August 22, 2014

Weekly Business Newsletter



Uber’s Most Important Innovation Isn’t A Car Service: It’s the Pricing Algorithm

Uber’s most important innovation is the way it prices its services. But that innovation has not been unreservedly welcomed by customers. They’re wrong.


Featured Story

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Thinks AI Pioneer Andrew Ng Can Help It Challenge Google and Become a Global Power

Baidu is a fixture of online life in China, but it wants to become a global power. Can one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence researchers help it challenge Silicon Valley’s biggest companies?






Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending August 23, 2014)

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


Business Reports

GlaxoSmithKline Leads a Surprising Push for Data Sharing

Normally super-secretive, pharmaceutical companies are opening up in the hopes of jump starting drug development.


Big Question

Can Mobile Technologies and Big Data Improve Health?

Medical data is a hot spot for venture investing and product innovation. The payoff could be better care.

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