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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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SoftBank Tech Fund Becomes World’s Largest with $93bn War Chest

SoftBank has announced that it has raised $93 billion for a new tech investment fund, which will become the largest in history. The Japanese telecoms giant, currently valued at $78.6bn, raised capital for…

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Macron’s Coup de Maitre: France and Technology

On his first day in office as newly-elected President, just after the swear-in ceremony, Emmanuel Macron will rediscover the place where he built his meteoric career. Five years ago Macron was just…

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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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Ukraine’s Post-Maidan Tech Economy: A Confusing Web of Hope and Hardship

They call them the Aitishniki: the IT workers. They drive around in fancy cars, drink flat whites from cafés with English on the chalkboard and eat at flashy new restaurants. They can…

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As Macron Marches to Victory, the Tech Industry Sighs with Relief

ast night, at 8pm local time, the media confirmed what polls had been telling us all day: Emmanuel Macron was heading to the Élysée Palace–and by a landslide. Thousands danced in the…

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On May Day, Three of Tech’s Biggest Labor Controversies

Today is International Workers’ Day, celebrated from as far afield as London, Lahore and Lebanon. And while the roots of the holiday date back to a socialist and communist movement in 1886 Chicago,…

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Britain’s Election Promises Stability – But Specter of Brexit Keeps it Away

Brexit continues to dominate European news. France’s lurch away from established political parties was greeted in the UK as much with trepidation as excitement, as finalist Presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and…

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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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