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

Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Brainstorm TECHJuly 20th, 2011--Aspen, CO, USA

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

Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Brainstorm TECH

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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Esports are at an Inflection of Digital Media and Modern Culture

Last Friday Red Herring attended the ESL One esports event in Cologne, Germany. Thousands packed out the city’s Lanxess Arena, roaring whenever an impressive kill was made during the three-day Counter Strike: Global Offensive…

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Silicon Valley’s Bro Culture: More Female Venture Capitalists, Fewer Empty Apologies

Last week it was Travis Kalanick, today it’s Justin Caldbeck, the Binary Capital investor who resigned after six women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment–most of which occurred in the context of…

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Kalanick’s Dramatic Uber Departure: Too Little, Too Late

First, a disclaimer: losing a parent is a horrendous and painful ordeal. We at Red Herring do not want to lose sight of the grief and loss Travis Kalanick must still be feeling,…

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The UK’s Improbable Hung Parliament: What’s Next?

On Wednesday we reported that the digital business policies of Britain’s two biggest political parties, Labour and the Conservatives, were similar verging on inseparable. This morning the country is waking up to…

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Confused Dot-Coms: Britain’s Bipolar Election

British citizens head to the polls tomorrow amid heightened security fears, the specter of Brexit and a division between its two leading parties that has widened further than at any point in…

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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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