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Q&A: Bill Gates

Q&A: Bill Gates

The world’s richest man and his wife write an open letter every year in which they ponder the opportunities for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic foundation. Last year, they wrote about inequity. This year, inspired by a …Continue reading

Entrepreneurs Build Brands not Products

MIT Technology Review Pakistan sits down with acclaimed entrepreneur and philanthropist Tariq Farid. Tariq Farid is an acclaimed Pakistani-American entrepreneur who is Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements International—the pioneer and worldwide leader in high quality, artistically designed fresh fruit arrangements. Started …Continue reading

Change is the only Constant

The Inventor of world’s first IBM PC virus, chairman and founder of Brain Telecommunication Limited and owner of Brain Computers, Amjad Farooq Alvi spoke with Jawad Ali, MIT Technology Review Pakistan’s chief correspondent and research editor on cybersecurity landscape, why he built …Continue reading

Our Varsities Have Turned into Junk Factories

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alumnus and preeminent physicist, Dr. Hoodbhoy is currently Zohra and Z.Z. Ahmad Distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Forman Christian College, Lahore. Earlier, he taught at the Quaid-i-Azam University for 40 years. He graduated from …Continue reading

Can Pakistan solve its energy crisis?

How did you become an expert on energy policy for the government? Well, I was the federal minister for Water and Power in the caretaker setup. After that stint, the elected government asked me to give a debriefing on the power sector …Continue reading

Aquion Founder Jay Whitacre on the “Miracle Technology” in Batteries

The award-winning battery pioneer talks about the future of energy storage and the path to scaling low-cost, nontoxic batteries. Jay Whitacre, a professor of materials science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and the founder of Aquion Energy, is the winner of …Continue reading

Technology Stalled in 1970

Peter Thiel has been behind some prominent technologies: he cofounded PayPal and was an early investor in such companies as Facebook and LinkedIn. But he’s convinced that technological progress has been stagnant for decades. According to Thiel, developments in computers and the …Continue reading

Steven Chu

As a leading and active scientist, Steven Chu broke the mold when he became energy secretary of the United States in 2009. In his four years of service, he made the Department of Energy more innovative, launching the Advanced Research Projects Agency …Continue reading

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