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Deck The Halls: Christmas 2016’s Top 10 Tech Gifts

2016 may have been a mixed bag for many reasons. But a mixed stocking is no bad thing–especially when it’s chocked full of the latest gadgets and gizmos across the spectrum of…

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

by Anam Alpenia 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…

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YourDOST Bridges India’s Huge Mental Health Gap

Richa Singh was at college in Guwahati when her roommate, worried about a place in India’s skyrocketing jobs market, took her own life. It was a tragedy—and, for Singh, a call to…

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European Commission Telco Deregulation Plan ‘Will Help Giants’

A European Commission plan to further deregulate its telecommunications market has come under fire, after it was claimed the plans would help the continent’s biggest players increase their grip on the market.…

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Airweave Targets Sport’s Elite with Mattress Technology

In most industries, progress is an evolutionary process. Leaders will argue relentlessly about modest changes to products, as they make small improvements over a long time. But once in awhile, momentous shifts…

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Apple Invests $1bn in Chinese Ride-Hail Giant

Apple has made a $1 billion investment in China’s ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing, in a move CEO Tim Cook said would help the company “learn more” about the Chinese market. Didi Chuxing,…

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Deutsche Post Cozies Up to Amazon, as Retailer Looks to Launch Deliveries

Deutsche Post, Germany’s largest logistics company, has stressed its cooperation with online retailer Amazon – despite the latter’s plans to launch a standalone delivery service in the country. Spokesperson Danja Kuhlmann told…

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Google’s Go Victory – Four Other Times AI has Taken on Humanity at Games

Yesterday’s defeat of legendary Go player Lee Se-dol marked yet another benchmark in the progress of artificial intelligence. The win, in South Korean capital Seoul, takes the Silicon Valley firm’s AlphaGo program…

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Berlin’s Number26: More Than FinTech’s Pretty Face

The office of fintech upstart Number26, tucked into a corner of central Berlin between the meander of the River Spree and the city’s surviving, 800-year-old kernel, is unlike most bank headquarters. It…

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Four Places With Surprisingly Slow Internet Speeds

by Anam Alpenia The Obamas raised eyebrows this weekend by complaining about, of all things, spotty Wifi in the White House. “It can be a little sketchy,” the First Lady told CBS’…

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