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3D Printing: The Coolest Objects We Can Make Today

3D printing has come a long way. The first 3D-printed object was a small, black cup-shaped item, created by Colorado native Chuck Hull in 1983. Back then Hull called his breakthrough “stereolithography”.…

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Is Uber on the Wane? Don’t Bet on it Yet

Earlier this week DiDi Chuxing and SoftBank plowed $2 billion into Grab, the largest ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia, valuing it at around $6bn. “Markets everywhere are still at infancy stage with…

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Didi and SoftBank to Pour $2bn into Taxi Firm Grab

DiDi Chuxing and SoftBank are investing a combined $2 billion in Grab, formerly known as GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia’s premier ride-hailing app. The company, which operates in 65 cities across seven nations, is…

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DocuSign’s Signature Growth

Technology is making the world smaller. In our personal lives, we can speak face-to-face with people on the other side of the planet, we can share data and files with friends and…

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CES Asia Kicks Off in Shanghai

CES Asia, one of the continent’s premier technology events, has begun in Shanghai, China. The three-day event, running until June 9, showcases the best in Asian consumer technology across 19 verticals including…

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Streamlining The Shoe Shopping Experience Online

When it comes to online purchases, the footwear industry is lagging far behind the rest of the retail industry. With less than 10% of shoe purchases taking place online, far below 50%…

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Tech vs the FCC: Silicon Valley’s Heavyweights Fight for Net Neutrality

A powerful tech lobby has urged the US Federal Communications Commission not to weaken rules on net neutrality–targeting the as-yet unfinished plans of its Republican chairman, Ajit Pai. The Washington DC-based Internet…

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Lookout’s G-J Schenk: Security Concerns Must Be with Mobile

Keeping corporate data safe is a constant challenge for many security professionals. Deploying the most rigorous security stack–including firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, network monitors, data encryption, two factor authentication, anti-virus software and…

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eSports Betting is Tech’s Wild West–And its Potential is Huge

Esports are here to stay. Global revenue for the market–which essentially means paid video gaming–was $800 million in 2016, and it’s expected to reach $1.23bn by 2019. Its global viewership is expected…

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BUX CEO Nick Bortot: “Our Main Challenge wasn’t Tech, but Human”

Nick Bortot is CEO of Bux, an Amsterdam-based mobile app aiming to take the complexity out of stock markets, and make trading fun. What began as a solution for inexperienced traders has…

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