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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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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Macron’s Coup de Maitre: France and Technology

On his first day in office as newly-elected President, just after the swear-in ceremony, Emmanuel Macron will rediscover the place where he built his meteoric career. Five years ago Macron was just…

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Ukraine’s Post-Maidan Tech Economy: A Confusing Web of Hope and Hardship

They call them the Aitishniki: the IT workers. They drive around in fancy cars, drink flat whites from cafés with English on the chalkboard and eat at flashy new restaurants. They can…

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As Macron Marches to Victory, the Tech Industry Sighs with Relief

ast night, at 8pm local time, the media confirmed what polls had been telling us all day: Emmanuel Macron was heading to the Élysée Palace–and by a landslide. Thousands danced in the…

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On May Day, Three of Tech’s Biggest Labor Controversies

Today is International Workers’ Day, celebrated from as far afield as London, Lahore and Lebanon. And while the roots of the holiday date back to a socialist and communist movement in 1886 Chicago,…

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Britain’s Election Promises Stability – But Specter of Brexit Keeps it Away

Brexit continues to dominate European news. France’s lurch away from established political parties was greeted in the UK as much with trepidation as excitement, as finalist Presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and…

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Net Neutrality is a Fight for the Future of America’s Economy

More likely than not, we will soon wave goodbye to net neutrality. Ajit Pai and his new FCC administration have made it clear they want to scrap the concept. An outcry from…

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Kreditech Learns to Innovate Like a Startup, and Work Like a Bank

Kreditech’s high-flung office offers a spectacular, 360-degree view of its hometown of Hamburg. That is, when it is sunny. When Red Herring visited the fintech firm’s HQ earlier this year, the German…

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An Art Controversy Asks Serious Questions of Virtual Reality

Real Violence, by Jordan Wolfson, has torn opinions. Hosted by the Whitney Museum in New York, the artist’s installation prompts visitors to don Oculus headsets and noise-canceling headphones, and to grab a…

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