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Israel Innovation Authority in Fresh Tech Labs Push

The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) has announced a new program it hopes will encourage corporates to support local startups in their respective fields. “Technological Labs Innovation”, which comes under the Ministry of…

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Can a Disputed Patch of Land Reinvigorate Hong Kong’s Tech Scene?

The Lok Ma Chau Loop is a sprawling, swampy stretch of land on Hong Kong’s northernmost border with China. It was once the focus of a land dispute between the two entities.…

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HERE and Mobileye Pair Up for Self-Driving Tech Push

Three months after Mobileye’s very public split with Tesla, the driving sensor firm has another partnership: HERE. The latter will provide mapping software alongside Mobileye’s sensors to offer a more holistic autonomous…

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YOYO’s PopSlide to Pounce on Mobile’s Next Billion

Smartphone purchases in the developing world are rocketing. In southeast Asia, where YOYO Holdings, an innovative mobile advertising firm has set up shop, the market is growing 65% year on year. In…

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Malaysian Government Fund Invests $22m in Austin’s Phunware

Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the government of Malaysia, has announced that it invested $22 million of Series F growth financing in Phunware, an Austin, Texas-based multiscreen platform provider.…

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An Afghan Entrepreneur Aims for IT Success in Germany’s Growing Market

Three years ago Aemal Sayer was an accomplished IT entrepreneur in Kabul, looking for his next move. He had already founded several startups, each with varying degrees of success. But he wanted…

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Denave’s Snehashish Bhattacharjee: “India is Conducive for Scale, Not Global Growth”

Snehashish Bhattacharjee is a decorated veteran of India’s tech scene. He began working at Wipro (which was the Software arm of Wipro – now part of Wipro Limited) before moving to Microsoft India in…

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“Gaza’s Shark Tank” Graduates Another Group of Tech Hopefuls

Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG), the Gaza Strip’s first startup accelerator, has chosen its latest batch of entrepreneurs at an event many have dubbed the embattled region’s very own Shark Tank. Last month…

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Helper4U Is a Matchmaker for India’s Giant Semi- and Unskilled Workforce

Around two years ago, when Meenakshi Gupta Jain was founding what would become Helper4U with her husband, Punit, she received a phone call. A young woman, from a village outside Mumbai, said…

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Cambodia’s Tech Scene Needs Private Money, But It’s On The Up

Southeast Asia has been racing towards tech in recent years, and several formidable ecosystems have appeared across the region. For Cambodia, one of its smaller nations with a population of just 15…

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