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Unicorns

Under $999MM

Source: PitchBook Data, Inc.

TECH POWER PLAYERS 50

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TECH POWER PLAYERS 50
Silvio Micali and his company Algorand are at at the head of the pack of a growing niche of local crypto startups.

Silvio Micali is advancing the hot (and volatile) field of crypto

The MIT professor — #31 on the list — founded Algorand to build a better blockchain and make crypto apps faster and more efficient.

TECH POWER PLAYERS 50
Carmichael Roberts is fostering a new wave of startups — like Commonwealth Fusion Systems and Infinite Cooling — that just might produce some of the answers needed to save the planet.

In ‘an interesting collision,’ Carmichael Roberts takes on the climate crisis

The VC at Material Impact and Breakthrough Energy Ventures is a leader in climate tech, fostering a new wave of startups that might produce the answers needed to save the planet. (He's also #1 on the list.)

TECH LAB
The MIT and Harvard study found that an artificial-intelligence program trained to read X-rays and CT scans could predict a person’s race with 90 percent accuracy.

MIT, Harvard scientists find AI can recognize race from X-rays — and nobody knows how

As artificial intelligence is increasingly used to help make diagnostic decisions, the research raises the unsettling prospect that AI-based health systems could generate racially biased results.

INNOVATION ECONOMY
Kendall Square on a January weekday. A new book, “Where Futures Converge,” dives into the dynamics that make Kendall Square such a powerful engine of scientific breakthroughs and startup formation.

How much do you know about Cambridge inventions? Take the quiz to find out.

If you fail, two new books on the city’s outsized role in changing the world are here to help.

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc.

Elon Musk puts Twitter buy on hold, casting doubt on $44 billion deal

Elon Musk said Friday that his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform, another twist amid signs of internal turmoil over the proposed acquisition.

TECH LAB
A US District Court in New York ordered every Internet service provider in the US to block access to an Israeli website that illegally streams copyrighted movies.

Federal judge orders Internet providers to block Israeli website that illegally streams movies

Some say the unusual ruling could help the entertainment industry battle online piracy.

ANALYSIS
A bitcoin logo in the window of a cryptocurrency exchange kiosk. Tech stocks and crypto have notched big losses this year.

Crypto meltdown unmasks some truly risky products

Alongside the crash in tech stocks, the plunge in cryptocurrencies has exposed some once-hyped investments as total nonsense.

Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2020.

Two Twitter leaders are leaving after Elon Musk’s deal to buy company

The memo said that the platform was also pausing most new hiring and pulling back on discretionary spending, although the company is not planning layoffs.