Taiwan’s Government Pours $527m into AI Capability

Taiwan’s government has announced plans to invest NT$16 billion ($527m) into the country’s artificial intelligence (AI) capability over the next four to five years. Its Ministry of Science and Technology has pledged…

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Jalisco’s Tech Boom: “The New US Government is Helping Mexico”

Read the daily news and you’d be forgiven for thinking US-Mexico relations are at a nadir. When it comes to some sectors, however, that isn’t the case. Jalisco State, on Mexico’s Pacific…

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Streamlining The Shoe Shopping Experience Online

When it comes to online purchases, the footwear industry is lagging far behind the rest of the retail industry. With less than 10% of shoe purchases taking place online, far below 50%…

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IT Failure Grounds All British Airways Flights from Two Major London Airports

A massive IT system failure has led to all British Airways (BA) flights from London’s two biggest airports being canceled. The shutdown “is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide,”…

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Micro Focus Becomes Britain’s Biggest Tech Firm, amid Wobbling Fortunes

British software firm Micro Focus has become the UK’s largest tech company, as its takeover deal with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s software business is finalized. The $8.8 billion reverse-takeover, first announced on September…

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CodeCheck Founders: “Our Biggest Challenge was Language”

CodeCheck is a Zurich-based startup that aims to streamline the shopping process, and better inform consumers about the contents of items such as food, household goods and cosmetics through verification by third…

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Amazon Launches Amazon Cash in US

Amazon has today launched Amazon Cash, a new service that will allow users to make purchases without a bank card. The scheme, which is only currently available in the US, permits customers…

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Indian MedTech Firm Medinfi Closes Angel Round

Indian medical tech startup Medinfi has raised its seventh round of funding, worth $50,000. The firm, based in the country’s tech capital of Bangalore, will use the injection to grow its user…

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CeBIT 2017: Security Chiefs Warn of Executive Security Disconnect

A group of European security luminaries has told an audience at today’s CeBIT conference that companies must move quickly to avoid cybersecurity disasters–and that executives and CFOs are often unaware of the…

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Ecwid CEO Ruslan Fazlyev: Keep Standards High–No Exceptions

Ruslan Fazlyev is CEO of Ecwid, an e-commerce platform that allows businesses to sell online. It has more than a million users in 175 countries. Headquartered in California and Russia, the company…

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