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    1. August 24, 2016

      Madrid, Spain — Start-ups spawned from economic crisis

      Population (city / metropolitan area): 3.3m / 6.5m Private funding for Spanish start-ups 2015: €659.4m Fundraising for...

    2. August 24, 2016

      China tech centres give Silicon Valley run for money

      The Chinese tech centres of Shenzhen and Hangzhou have given Silicon Valley a run for its money for the first time....

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    1. August 22, 2016

      Situation vacant: technology triathletes wanted

      It is time to celebrate a new breed of triathletes, who work in technology. When I was dean in the public affairs...

    2. August 21, 2016

      How unwanted second-hand books became big business

      If, around 2003, you were thinking of starting an internet business, what might you have gone for? It’s a fair bet that...

    3. August 21, 2016

      Caterpillar explores data mining with Uptake

      When Doug Oberhelman sat down last year at Chicago Ideas Week to discuss one of his latest ventures, the chief...

    4. August 19, 2016

      Cambridge university start-up fund raises £75m ahead of IPO

      Cambridge Innovation Capital, which commercialises science and technology from Cambridge university, has raised £75m...

    5. August 16, 2016

      India messaging app Hike raises $175m from Tencent and Foxconn

      Hike Messenger, an Indian rival to Facebook’s WhatsApp, has achieved “unicorn” status after Tencent and Foxconn joined...

    6. August 15, 2016

      Russia’s traditions of resistance and reinvention power its innovators

      Richard Florida, author of The Rise Of The Creative Class, reckons that three Ts are essential for innovation and...

    7. August 14, 2016

      How did the humble slipper become so cool?

      I was in Bristol, in the west of England, recently and was struck by the number of borderline hipster/hippies puffing...

    8. August 14, 2016

      Airbnb attacks ‘bottom feeder’ sharks circling workers’ shares

      Some of Silicon Valley’s most highly valued private technology companies, including Airbnb and Uber, are expressing...

    9. August 10, 2016

      India tech: Reality call

      Deepinder Goyal had a moment of horror last year when he received an email from a would-be entrepreneur seeking...

    10. August 10, 2016

      New Orleans, US — affordable start-up city with a jazz heart

      Population (city / metropolitan area): 389,617 / 1,262,888 Start-up rate (metro area): 471 per 100,000 adults...

    11. August 9, 2016

      Brexit leaves question mark over start-up money

      As Britain grapples with its decision to leave the EU, one issue has received little attention: the reliance of...

    12. August 8, 2016

      Platform businesses may wipe out classic 20th century companies

      The central theme of this stimulating book is simply summarised. Whereas the key to dominating the 20th century economy...

    13. August 5, 2016

      Deliveroo nears ‘unicorn’ status with $275m funding round

      Deliveroo has picked up $275m in a new funding round that makes the London-based food delivery group one of Europe’s...

    14. August 4, 2016

      Watch video close up with the Avegant Glyph

      Avegant Glyph, $699 I have done some peculiar things with technology in public since I started writing this column a...

    15. August 4, 2016

      US economy: Decline of the start-up nation

      In the desert city of Tucson, Arizona, local entrepreneurs have gathered in the Pueblo Vida bar for a crash course in...

    16. August 3, 2016

      Investors bet China can play tech catch-up with US

      A young Chinese company built around voice-recognition technology this week announced it would soon begin marketing its...

    17. August 2, 2016

      Elon Musk’s vision is a masterclass in communication

      Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a “master plan” for his Tesla electric car company this month. The reviews,...

    18. July 28, 2016

      Virtual reality reveals its social side

      The phrase “virtual reality” might give the impression that computers and immersive headsets are capable of recreating...

    19. July 25, 2016

      Virtual reality start-up goes from Liverpool to Silicon Valley

      Most enthusiasts for virtual reality, me included, believe 2017 is going to be the year the technology moves from its...

    20. July 18, 2016

      Pavement drone’s meals on wheels

      Roy Amara, the late futurologist (if that can be a thing), once observed: “We tend to overestimate the effect of a...

    21. July 15, 2016

      Inside Hacker Dojo, the soul of Silicon Valley

      The last time I visited Hacker Dojo, a co-operatively-run tech incubator in Santa Clara, I was surprised to find an...

    22. July 12, 2016

      Nantes, France — flair and collaboration

      Population 300,614 Average age 37 Digital businesses in 2014 1,683 In the 1990s, French football journalists coined the...

    23. July 12, 2016

      An online tool brings out the leader in introverts

      What if the best shampoo sellers, pill purveyors or astronauts were introverts? That question led Procter & Gamble,...

    24. July 12, 2016

      Google’s accelerator builds bridges with digital emerging markets

      Under an umbrella on the edge of the Google campus, two young Indonesian women wearing hijabs are scribbling down...

    25. July 11, 2016

      Revolut looks to Brexit ‘opportunity’

      Investors are looking to British start-ups to disrupt the massive travel money market, with two British currency...

    26. July 11, 2016

      US start-up aims to steer through flood of data

      The “open data” movement has produced a deluge of publicly available information this decade, as governments like those...

    27. July 10, 2016

      Start-up senses mood through big data

      Joyeeta Das was taking a break from business school classes, enjoying the early morning sunshine in Oxford’s Port...

    28. July 10, 2016

      Sovereign wealth funds steer clear of direct investment

      Sovereign wealth funds have retreated from investing directly in companies over fears about the valuations of private...

    29. July 7, 2016

      Online search for love breeds new job opportunities

      Love is no longer a case of serendipity — it is big business. From the success of the online dating industry, dominated...

    30. July 7, 2016

      Technology enhances vinyl records

      Music fans love vinyl because records sound better than anything else. The collectable analogue music format invented...

    31. July 6, 2016

      Uber faces permit pressure in France

      Uber faces fresh regulatory opposition in France, with a challenge to ride-hailing services coming from a parliamentary...

    32. July 5, 2016

      US fintech pioneer’s start-up in Kenya

      Many entrepreneurs can point to a person who gave them the idea for starting their business. Shivani Siroya has 4,500...

    33. July 3, 2016

      Earpieces with sound benefits in live audio and health checking

      Technology is changing the human body’s software settings. Or mine at least. Not infrequently, I touch a non-existent...

    34. June 30, 2016

      Thai start-up tries to outdo Elon Musk in green energy storage

      Piriyathep Kanchanadul flicks a switch to set a bank of light ablaze, fed by electrolyte that shoots round a tentacular...

    35. June 30, 2016

      Publicis chief sees France luring start-ups

      The head of one of the world’s biggest advertising groups has said that France could be the biggest beneficiary of...

    36. June 28, 2016

      Milan, Italy’s biggest start-up hub

      Population 1.2m (wider urban area: 5.5m) Venture capital invested in Italy 2014: €133m Start-up applications to growth...

    37. June 27, 2016

      Unicorns: Between myth and reality

      A valet car-parking service might not sound like the next great technology venture. But in Silicon Valley, ideas like...

    38. June 24, 2016

      Brexit leaves London tech community ‘shell shocked’

      The UK vote to leave the EU has thrown London’s future as a hub for tech start-ups into question, and left...

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