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China is Making 2018 a Great Year for Southeast Asian Tech

It’s been a busy year for Southeast Asia’s dealmakers. The region has seen a vast uptick in big funding rounds, in companies such as Malaysian ride-hail app Grab and Indonesia’s e-commerce platform Tokopedia.…

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Malta Already Became Europe’s Unlikely iGaming King. Its Startup Scene is Following Suit

In 2004, tiny Malta stole a vital march on its European neighbors. The island nation, nestled between Sicily, Tunisia and Libya in the Mediterranean sea, launched remote gaming regulations–the first on the…

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Are We Really Headed Toward AI Armageddon?

This week dozens of leaders in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), including Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, penned an open letter urging the United Nations to ban the use of AI…

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Mexico City: The 22 Million-Strong Underdog of Mexican Tech

Why doesn’t Mexico City, Mexico’s giant, sprawling capital, win more tech plaudits? Perhaps because the backstories of manufacturing and manic Jalisco and Tijuana are more captivating for those looking to link Silicon…

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Is Tech Lefthandist?

Today is International Lefthanders Day. Left-handed people of old never had such a celebration. Just centuries previously, should you have picked up a pen (or quill) with your left hand, you might…

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“We Want to Promote Sustainable Entrepreneurship”: Monaco’s New Incubator Sets its Hopes High

The tiny European nation of Monaco is known for many things, not least its casinos, marina and reputation as a hangout for the world’s rich and famous. But this September a tech…

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Tijuana: From Sin City to Software Sanctuary

When Ramon Toledo ditched a career in diplomacy for tech, in 2001, he knew success would be a tall order. He had spent years matchmaking between the public and private worlds at…

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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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Cape Town is Battling its Nation’s Economic Woes to Become Africa’s Tech Capital

South Africa is suffering an economic crisis. Growth has slowed to 0.3%, its slowest since 2009, and unemployment is at a 14-year high of 27.7%. Manufacturing and agricultural job markets have shrunk.…

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Alex Ljung of SoundCloud speaks at the "Drive Time: The Battle for Online Listeners at Fortune Brainstorm TECH at the Aspen Institute Campus.

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Alex Ljung of SoundCloud speaks at the "Drive Time: The Battle for Online Listeners at Fortune Brainstorm TECH at the Aspen Institute Campus.

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Can SoundCloud Suddenly Find a Revenue Stream? Probably Not

Alex Ljung, SoundCloud’s embattled CEO, has struck an odd chord in recent days. The empire he built from scratch in 2008 is collapsing around him: Last week the Berlin-headquartered streaming service fired…

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