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    1. August 2, 2015

      International Airlines Group intensifies digital push

      International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, is working with technology start-ups in Israel...

    2. July 30, 2015

      A yacht rental start-up ventures beyond Greek headwinds

      A disastrous sailing holiday around the Aegean Islands three years ago was a turning point for Greek entrepreneur...

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    1. July 30, 2015

      Singapore ramps up efforts to achieve digital ambitions

      Keen tech investor though he is, Hugh Mason is grateful he does not have a weak bladder: “Every time you go for a pee...

    2. July 30, 2015

      FireChat to be rolled out as messaging service

      FireChat, the chatroom app that was an essential tool for protesters in Hong Kong last year is to be rolled out as a...

    3. July 28, 2015

      How to borrow some of the start-up genie’s magic

      When he graduated from business school 20 years ago, a colleague of mine was the only member of his cohort who did not...

    4. July 28, 2015

      Custom flat-pack furniture

      Two weeks before San Francisco’s start-up festival Launch last year, Warsaw-based Tylko sent a speculative email to the...

    5. July 28, 2015

      Montreal: no unicorns yet for nascent start-up hub

      Population 1.7m Number of start-ups 500-700 Student population 170,000 Creative industries have thrived in Montreal...

    6. July 26, 2015

      Udacity founder takes on virtual study revolution

      It is less than a quarter of an hour’s drive down Route 101 from the village-like campus of Stanford University to...

    7. July 23, 2015

      Devialet’s acoustic workshop of Burgundy

      There are no hulking studio monitors in Quentin Sannié’s Paris headquarters, nor even a hint of a subwoofer. But when...

    8. July 23, 2015

      Boosted Board: Electric skateboard commute that thrills

      When I first moved to San Francisco, I was surprised to discover that skateboarding is a normal, daily form of...

    9. July 23, 2015

      Notion Capital raises $120m fund to focus on European start-ups

      Notion Capital, the London-based venture capital firm, has raised a $120m fund in the latest sign of investors...

    10. July 22, 2015

      Myriad chases Silicon Valley fairy dust

      West Coast jargon has slipped into the language as start-up culture goes mainstream. We now know founders chase funding...

    11. July 21, 2015

      European tech: In Silicon Valley’s shadow

      Ambarish Mitra remembers the phone call well. The voice at the other end — from a US company he refuses to identify —...

    12. July 21, 2015

      Tech quango delay adds to ‘northern powerhouse’ criticism

      A quango set up to replicate London’s technology business cluster in the north of England has been criticised for its...

    13. July 21, 2015

      Efe Cakarel: Delivering indie films to the masses

      In 2007, two entrepreneurs saw an opportunity to transform the way people watch films. One of them was Reed Hastings,...

    14. July 21, 2015

      The Africans who go it alone to cut risk, not increase it

      When the most powerful person in the world attends a start-up conference in east Africa you know that entrepreneurship...

    15. July 20, 2015

      Bangalore steps out of the world’s back-office

      Sitting in an open-air restaurant just round the corner from his home in Bangalore’s start-up hub of Koramangala,...

    16. July 16, 2015

      Uber faces threat of ban in home state

      Uber faces the threat of a ban in its home state of California, as it clashes with regulators who introduced pioneering...

    17. July 15, 2015

      French gadget-makers pour into the ‘internet of things’

      Last month in Angers, 300km from Paris, President François Hollande opened Europe’s biggest centre dedicated to...

    18. July 14, 2015

      Copenhagen: A strong start-up community but high taxes

      Copenhagen population 1.2m Denmark population 5.6m Tech start-ups 430 Copenhagen university population: 94,000 Mary...

    19. July 14, 2015

      Dice: freeing fans from gig fees

      Dice is an app-based ticketing service for live music events in several UK cities and bills itself as being “run by...

    20. July 14, 2015

      The liberating power of the ‘Plan Z’ worst-case scenario

      What is your Plan Z? That’s the question I’ve been posing to entrepreneurs since stumbling across advice that Reid...

    21. July 13, 2015

      Rakuten buys UK virtual fitting room start-up

      A UK technology company that develops “virtual fitting rooms” for retailers’ websites is the latest target for Rakuten,...

    22. July 13, 2015

      Slack, the app that wants to be a digital spine for business

      Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Slack, the communication app for office workers that has been growing like a weed,...

    23. July 9, 2015

      Cisco to invest $1bn in UK tech industry

      Cisco is promising to spend $1bn in the UK tech industry through a series of corporate acquisitions, venture capital...

    24. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Software group wants skills and broadband boost

      Performance Horizon wants to recruit more software engineers. Finding them is the big problem. Used by companies around...

    25. July 7, 2015

      Does it pay to train people to set up their own business?

      If there is an article of faith in public policy it is that entrepreneurship is good and more entrepreneurship is...

    26. July 1, 2015

      Sophos in biggest initial public offering for a UK software group

      Shares in Sophos jumped nearly 7 per cent as the cyber security company began trading publicly in the largest ever...

    27. July 1, 2015

      The riff: When two becomes too many

      Received wisdom dictates that creative people really only flourish by buddying up with other talented innovators....

    28. June 30, 2015

      Karmagenes kit: a genetic test for ‘personality’

      What can you learn from your DNA, and how much do you really want to know? Companies exist that are prepared to tell...

    29. June 30, 2015

      Foreign groups battle for Indian ecommerce

      Indian soil has played host to many an epic battle involving invading foreign powers, from the Mughals to the British....

    30. June 30, 2015

      Cork: seeking a bigger role in Ireland’s tech aspirations

      Ireland’s second city, capital of the so-called “rebel county” of Cork, has a reputation for both independence and a...

    31. June 30, 2015

      LatAm Autos: revved up for online car ads

      For many in Latin America’s increasingly congested cities, the region’s growing love affair with the car is a curse....

    32. June 30, 2015

      To defy the start-up odds, try pitching like a poet

      While British entrepreneurship is at a generational high point, a lot of start-ups don’t make it. For many of the...

    33. June 28, 2015

      Private tech bubble: eyes wide shut

      The difference between public markets and private markets seems blurry these days. A refresher: private companies have...

    34. June 28, 2015

      Silicon Valley: Inside the winners’ circle

      When he last turned to investors to raise cash a year ago, tech entrepreneur Ken Lin thought a stock market listing was...

    35. June 26, 2015

      Vienna’s sights set on fostering a generation of tech start-ups

      Vienna’s 13th-century Hofburg palace was once the seat of the Holy Roman Empire. It hosted the premiere of Ludwig van...

    36. June 26, 2015

      Polaire steps out for success in fashion industry

      The three founders of start-up Polaire knew their business idea had the legs to become a reality when they saw one of...

    37. June 25, 2015

      Sensoria’s talking socks that coach on pace and gait as you run

      From experienced marathon runners to “couch to 5K” newbies, runners of all levels dread that pain behind the kneecap...

    38. June 25, 2015

      Google Ventures backs London start-ups Yieldify and Lost My Name

      The European arm of Google Ventures has taken stakes in two London-based start-ups, in the latest move for the...

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