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    1. February 9, 2016

      Rubicon Global: tapping an app to dump

      It has become a Silicon Valley cliché to describe companies as an “Uber” for their particular sector. But in the case...

    2. February 9, 2016

      Sofia, Bulgaria: shaking off its dour reputation

      Population 1.2m (unofficial estimates reach 2m)Estimated VC funding available €100m Corporation tax rate 10% • Capital...

    3. February 8, 2016

      Africa Internet Group set to become continent’s first ‘unicorn’

      Africa Internet Group is set to become the continent’s first “unicorn” after securing an investment valuing the...

    4. February 5, 2016

      Technology: The rift with reality

      Every new employee at Oculus VR, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company, is given a copy of the 2011 science...

    5. January 31, 2016

      Does everyone have an app inside them?

      I suggested here last month that the killer app everyone is building, if only in their head, is the modern version of...

    6. January 28, 2016

      Europeans pursuing Google need to look closer to home

      For politicians the success of others is a bitter pill to swallow. The energy spent in Brussels policing the storage...

    7. January 28, 2016

      Smart Africa: Kenyan start-up M-Kopa lights remote areas

      In the third part of our series on how technology is transforming Africa, we go from Nigeria — where the increasing...

    8. January 27, 2016

      Tableau thrives as it seeks to free data from ‘Excel hell’

      In 1993, Pat Hanrahan was part of the Pixar team that won an Oscar for animation software. A decade later, he...

    9. January 26, 2016

      Stratajet: private jet hire made simple

      Former British fighter pilot and army officer Jonny Nicol is making a Piper Chieftain his home for eight months as he...

    10. January 25, 2016

      Concerns for Northern Powerhouse after head of tech body quits

      Technology entrepreneurs say that the government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative is at risk after the resignation of...

    11. January 25, 2016

      iROKOtv investors back ‘Netflix of Africa’ with $19m funding

      iROKOtv, the mobile entertainment group dubbed the Netflix of Africa, has secured $19m from investors including...

    12. January 22, 2016

      Website launch adds to personal data debate

      The battle between the public and retailers over who controls personal information is set to intensify with the launch...

    13. January 21, 2016

      Tech start-ups swap turf with Square Mile firms

      The boundaries between companies in London’s Square Mile and the tech start-ups of adjacent Shoreditch used to be...

    14. January 20, 2016

      Europe’s tech start-ups need to scale faster

      Whenever US and European policymakers and technology executives gather, as for the World Economic Forum in Davos this...

    15. January 20, 2016

      Naive entrepreneurs at risk of losing out to venture capitalists

      Nicolas Brusson and Philippe Botteri met in 2003. They were “two Frenchmen in the Valley”, both having relocated to...

    16. January 19, 2016

      UK tech start-ups set for £500m Chinese fund boost

      Chinese investors are on the hunt for the UK’s next unicorns — start-ups that reach a $1bn valuation — with the launch...

    17. January 18, 2016

      Gender equality in the tech sector will benefit the global economy

      The “internet industry” is only 30 years old. It is considerably younger than our broad societal acceptance that women...

    18. January 18, 2016

      Aviva opens ‘digital garage’ in technology push

      Few investors would associate exposed brick walls, table footie and vintage posters in London’s trendy Hoxton Square...

    19. January 18, 2016

      Insurers commit $1bn to tech start-ups

      Some of the world’s biggest insurers have committed more than $1bn to investing in technology start-ups as the industry...

    20. January 14, 2016

      Light Phone’s revolutionary protest against the digital age

      Joe Hollier, a 25-year-old former skater turned technology entrepreneur, describes the moment of transcendental calm...

    21. January 12, 2016

      Kyoto: Japanese hub that has led start-up sector for decades

      Population 1.5m Time by bullet train to Tokyo 2 hours 17 minutes Universities and vocational colleges 38 In tourist...

    22. January 12, 2016

      Chinese gaming company buys 60% of Grindr

      US-based gay dating app Grindr has sold a 60 per cent stake to a Chinese gaming company, highlighting the increasing...

    23. January 7, 2016

      Fitbit flop shows the challenge of building a hardware business

      Silicon Valley’s recent infatuation with hardware start-ups is being put to the test. And if the reaction to Fitbit’s...

    24. January 6, 2016

      Israel: Start-up nation comes of age

      Vonetize, an Israeli company that offers video on demand to customers in Africa, Latin America and other emerging...

    25. January 6, 2016

      Exit strategy: Waze’s $1.1bn sets a target for others to aim for

      As Israel’s technology sector grows in maturity on the back of products and technologies in global demand, some...

    26. January 6, 2016

      UK tech sector raises $3.6bn venture capital in 2015

      British technology companies raised $3.6bn from venture capitalists in 2015, as strong investor appetite for...

    27. January 5, 2016

      Gustavo López: Selling influence online in Mexico

      Before building one of Mexico’s most promising start-ups, Gustavo López has already had what sounds like a classic...

    28. January 4, 2016

      CES 2016: General Motors and Lyft to develop driverless taxis

      General Motors, the US carmaker, is joining Lyft, the San Francisco ride-hailing start-up, to develop a fleet of...

    29. January 3, 2016

      Light dawns on age of the megacamera

      “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler,” someone, reputedly Einstein, once said. Whoever...

    30. January 3, 2016

      Chengdu pushes to become China’s Silicon Valley

      At first glance, the concrete skyscraper on the outskirts of Chengdu is just like the others in the city of 20m in...

    31. January 1, 2016

      Tech group public-private funding gulf widens

      A chasm has opened between the private and public financing of fast-growing tech groups as more Silicon Valley...

    32. January 1, 2016

      Listings fall in 2015 as tech groups opt to stay private

      Gyrating stock markets and Silicon Valley’s growing preference for staying in private ownership led to a sharp drop in...

    33. December 29, 2015

      Digital doctors: on a mission to change medicine

      As a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2012, Joshua Landy spotted stud­ent doctors in hospital rummaging in...

    34. December 29, 2015

      An automated expert eye

      Well-founded expertise can manifest itself like a sixth sense: for example, when the boss at a Body Shop garage...

    35. December 29, 2015

      MoneyGram predicts remittance mergers

      Increased regulation and the rise of tech-savvy competitors will put greater pressure on the money transfer industry to...

    36. December 29, 2015

      Seattle, US: a different west coast scene

      Metropolitan population 3,600,000 State income tax: 0% (1 of 7 US states with no income tax) Students attending...

    37. December 28, 2015

      Virtual viewings set scene for London property

      Prospective London office tenants and investors can now take interactive virtual tours of buildings, including some of...

    38. December 27, 2015

      Sorting truth from myth at technology unicorns

      If 2015 was the year of the unicorn, 2016 will be the year that unicornshave to prove they are real. The rush of...

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