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Ahead of Berlin’s Biggest LGBTQI Tech Event, Industry Has a Long Way to Go in Sexual Minority Rights

Tomorrow hundreds of people will meet in Berlin for #unit Festival, the ‘world’s first queer tech conference’. The event, run by local group Unicorns in Tech, will welcome over 70 speakers to…

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In Albania, Tech Attempts to De-Balkanize the Balkans

On a balmy, spring evening in Tirana, around three dozen Albanian entrepreneurs are sat in a room of the same building where secretaries once committed communist government files to software. The presentation…

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Tech to Play Key Role in Armenia’s ‘Potemkin Village’

Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, is nestled among the green hills and mountains of the southern Caucasus. It is home to around 50,000 people, its main streets are wide and clean-slabbed and…

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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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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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Oscobo Hopes to Bring Private Searching to Britain

British web users now have a way to search for U.K.-specific content in privacy. Oscobo, a London-based search engine, launched last week. Its founders, who both ditched long term corporate careers, told…

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2015 in Tech: The Year’s Biggest Winners and Losers

In another big year for technology news, there were, as always, plenty of winners and losers. Here Red Herring checks out some of those who felt on top of the world, and…

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Gap between St Petersburg and Moscow narrowing – but funding still miles away

When Pavel Durov was dismissed as CEO of VKontakte, the social media platform he had founded in 2006, last summer, Saint Petersburg’s tech community lamented the loss of its most enigmatic character,…

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Stockholm: Proving that cool can go big

Twenty years ago, Sweden’s politicians faced a dilemma: how could a small country of under ten million in the Europe’s northern become the continent’s leading digital player? The country’s leadership decided they’d…

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