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Mindblower Marketplace’s Carmit Turgeman: Inventors Need a Marketplace Too

This month Israel-based crowdfund MindBlower announced MindBlower Marketplace, a pre-sale channel for inventors to take their ideas from concept to market. Its leadership, which includes “original Mad Man” George Lois and publicity…

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Rouhani’s Re-Election: A Victory for Moderate Iran, and its Entrepreneurs

It’s the economy, stupid. At least, that was the word on the streets of Tehran this Friday, as around 70% of Iran’s 80 million people elected their next President. The Middle Eastern…

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SoftBank Tech Fund Becomes World’s Largest with $93bn War Chest

SoftBank has announced that it has raised $93 billion for a new tech investment fund, which will become the largest in history. The Japanese telecoms giant, currently valued at $78.6bn, raised capital for…

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WannaCry: North Korea’s Real-Life Frailty is its Hacking Strength

Cybercrime experts at some of the world’s largest security companies have today announced that coding in the devastating WannaCry ransomware attack, bears similarities to the work of North Korean cybergang the Lazarus…

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HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 19:  Customers look at the new iPhones on display at the launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 and iphone 6 plus at the Apple IFC store on September 19, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. On September 19, Apple's new products, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with iOS 8 featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, have become available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in more than 20 additional countries beginning on September 26.(Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 19:  Customers look at the new iPhones on display at the launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 and iphone 6 plus at the Apple IFC store on September 19, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. On September 19, Apple's new products, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with iOS 8 featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, have become available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in more than 20 additional countries beginning on September 26.(Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

ELLIQ: Intuition Robotics Bridges Uncanny Valley To Cure Loneliness Epidemic

Ever found the increasing number of humanoid robots a little, well, creepy? You’re not alone. In fact, in 1970 professor Masahiro Mori coined a phrase for the unease we feel when a…

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The Worst Five Tech IPOs of All Time

IPOs are risky business–just ask Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, whose first financial report post-IPO left much to be desired. But while the Los Angeles-based social media firm will have had few traders…

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Startup Valley Gives Female Afghan Entrepreneurs a Boost

Startup Valley, Afghanistan’s first private business incubator, has launched today in Kabul. The incubator, a project of AGHAEZ Professional Services, will focus on fostering entrepreneurial talent in the Afghan capital–with a particular…

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Israel’s Space Program Innovates to Beat Geopolitical Struggles

Israel has long had to combat politics with innovation. The nation, which in recent years has become known as ‘Silicon Wadi’, has spun out some of the world’s best high-tech firms in…

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Indian MedTech Firm Medinfi Closes Angel Round

Indian medical tech startup Medinfi has raised its seventh round of funding, worth $50,000. The firm, based in the country’s tech capital of Bangalore, will use the injection to grow its user…

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Bitcoin’s Fortunes Surge, then Plunge, in More Madness for the Cryptocurrency

Last Friday bitcoin’s value rose above gold for the first time, enthralling headline writers across the tech press. Its price of $1,290, compared to gold’s $1,228, led some to laud the arrival…

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