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“Tech Has Reached the Point of Absurdity, But No-one’s Ready to Talk About It” – ‘Funny as Tech’ Matches Humor with Hot Topics

Robot global domination. Self-driving cars. Tinder profiles. They’re all exciting/terrifying/necessary. But aren’t they also…funny? Joe Leonardo and David Ryan Polgar think so – it’s why they recently started the Funny as Tech…

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Report: Israeli High-Tech Exits Way Down in 2017

Israeli high-tech exits in the first half of 2017 have fallen far short of their total this time last year, according to a report. The IVC-Meitar Exits Report today discovered that the…

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Britain’s Election Throws a Spotlight on Northern Ireland. But for its Thriving Tech Scene, it’s Business As Usual

The UK’s shock election result has thrown an unlikely spotlight on Northern Ireland. Theresa May’s poor Conservative result means her party has turned to the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a rightwing, pro-British…

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Red Herring Announces Top 100 North America 2017 Winners

Red Herring has announced the winners of its Top 100 North America 2017 event, held this week in Los Angeles. The winning companies, selected from thousands of prospective startups and tech firms, represent…

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Offshore Wind Energy is at a Turning Point: Next Comes Innovation

This April Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur selected four offshore wind projects–three by Danish firm DONG Energy, one by German EnBW–at an auction some have earmarked as a turning point for the industry. The reason?…

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CES Asia Kicks Off in Shanghai

CES Asia, one of the continent’s premier technology events, has begun in Shanghai, China. The three-day event, running until June 9, showcases the best in Asian consumer technology across 19 verticals including…

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Fintech is King of Lithuania’s Tech Revolution

Asked to name Europe’s financial technology hubs, you might take a while to reach Lithuania. But something special is happening in the Baltic state, and it’s backed by a startup ecosystem that…

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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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Uniplaces co-founder Kostelec: “Prove your Concept in Select Markets”

Ben Grech, Mariano Kostelec and Miguel Amaro met at university in London, where they discovered that finding good student accommodation was often a nightmare. In 2012 the trio built a website customized…

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Big Corporations Have Made Switzerland the World’s Innovation Capital – Can it Become a Startup Hub Too?

To say Switzerland has a reputation for innovation would be an understatement. Since 2008 it has ranked first on the Global Innovation Index eight of nine times. It also has the highest…

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