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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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HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 19:  Customers look at the new iPhones on display at the launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 and iphone 6 plus at the Apple IFC store on September 19, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. On September 19, Apple's new products, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with iOS 8 featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, have become available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in more than 20 additional countries beginning on September 26.(Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 19:  Customers look at the new iPhones on display at the launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 and iphone 6 plus at the Apple IFC store on September 19, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. On September 19, Apple's new products, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with iOS 8 featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, have become available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in more than 20 additional countries beginning on September 26.(Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

ELLIQ: Intuition Robotics Bridges Uncanny Valley To Cure Loneliness Epidemic

Ever found the increasing number of humanoid robots a little, well, creepy? You’re not alone. In fact, in 1970 professor Masahiro Mori coined a phrase for the unease we feel when a…

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Snap Posts Less-than-Thrilling Post-IPO Financials

Snapchat parent company Snap has released its first earnings report post-IPO, and they’re not great. Revenue for the first quarter of 2017 was $149.6 million. That compares to a loss of $2.2bn,…

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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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Startup Valley Gives Female Afghan Entrepreneurs a Boost

Startup Valley, Afghanistan’s first private business incubator, has launched today in Kabul. The incubator, a project of AGHAEZ Professional Services, will focus on fostering entrepreneurial talent in the Afghan capital–with a particular…

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Red Herring Europe 2017 Kicks Off in Amsterdam

Red Herring‘s Europe 2017 event has begun in Amsterdam. The conference, which runs until tomorrow evening, will showcase the best in European tech and entrepreneurship across a variety of talks, discussions and presentations.…

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