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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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CodeGirl’s Lesley Chilcott on Narrowing Tech’s Gender Gaps

by Anam Alpenia Only 7% of tech startups are led by women. Among the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, only 25 are women and 23 have an all-male boardroom. It was these…

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Polish Teen Creates World’s First Messaging App for Deaf People

It all began with a video game. More specifically, it began with Grand Theft Auto III, the free-roaming, criminal-sim that Mateusz Mach would play for hours at his parents’ house in Lebork,…

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Why Are Poles Marching Against Surveillance Laws?

by Anam Alpenia Thousands of Poles have been marching through their country’s major cities, in protest of online surveillance laws proposed by the new right wing government. Foreign Policy yesterday accused the…

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The Old Town and the Sea: How Marine Technology is Revamping Russia’s “Fortress in Europe”

Kaliningrad occupies one of Europe’s strangest geopolitical spaces. Tucked between Lithuania and Poland on the fringes of the Baltic Sea, the exclave is 300 miles from the rest of Russia, and almost…

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