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    1. January 25, 2015

      Technology does not possess a divine right

      The technology industry likes to regard itself as the future while governments and rival industries remain stuck in the...

    2. January 20, 2015

      WorldRemit builds bridges to Africa with MTN partnership

      WorldRemit, a London-based tech start-up, has signed a deal with MTN, a move that will enable its customers to transfer...

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    1. January 18, 2015

      Next Gates or Zuckerberg should stay in classroom

      Those aspiring to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates would be better off sticking to their studies instead of...

    2. January 15, 2015

      Detour: the wonder of a wander with an audio app in San Francisco

      Andrew Mason thinks you should get out more. That is one reason he founded Groupon, the daily deals service. It is also the...

    3. January 13, 2015

      The ‘feelgood managers’ who decode Berlin for expat tech workers

      From gourmet chefs in the kitchen to lavishly equipped games rooms, the perks enjoy­ed by Silicon Valley’s tech company...

    4. January 13, 2015

      Budapest: a lively start-up ecosystem on the Danube

      Population: 1.74m Investment in start-ups in 2014: $68m Average monthly pay for head software developer: $3,150 Divided by...

    5. January 12, 2015

      Alibaba looks to spend $500m in Indian mobile payment group Paytm

      Alibaba is in advanced talks to buy an approximately $500m stake in the parent company of leading Indian mobile payment...

    6. January 8, 2015

      CES: what would blow your mind — brain-zapping headset or smart kettle?

      The annual Consumer Electronics Show can be an exhausting, nerve-jangling affair. So after two days of pounding the Las...

    7. December 28, 2014

      The old-fashioned discipline behind a hip tech start-up

      If you run a start-up that operates at a frantic pace, how do you make sure your pressurised employees keep their heads and...

    8. December 24, 2014

      Uber chief indicted in South Korea

      Uber has suffered another blow in its aggressive expansion drive in Asia, after its chief executive was indicted in South...

    9. December 23, 2014

      Ammunition Group: designers that speak geek

      When Apple acquired Beats Electronics, the headphone and digital-music company, in May it closed a loop. Ammunition Group,...

    10. December 23, 2014

      Thirteen traits of a truly innovative organisation

      The Holy Grail for most companies is innovation. Those that manage to successfully invent, and thus grow organically, are...

    11. December 18, 2014

      UberPool, Lyft Line: my car trips with strangers

      First, they came for the taxis. Now, Uber and Lyft have their eye on disrupting public buses, as they roll out their...

    12. December 16, 2014

      Orange sued by start-up over app

      Orange is being sued by a San Francisco-based start-up which claims the French telecoms group stole its intellectual...

    13. December 16, 2014

      Payments group Adyen valued at $1.5bn in funding round

      Adyen, the Amsterdam-based technology company that processes payments for businesses including Facebook, Google and Airbnb,...

    14. December 11, 2014

      Best podcast apps for listening to Serial and other hot downloads

      The Serial phenomenon has thrown podcasting back into the headlines in the past couple of months, spearheading a revival in...

    15. December 10, 2014

      Shazam hopes new features will help it get closer to IPO

      Shazam is introducing a suite of features designed to convince people to use its music recognition app for longer periods of...

    16. December 10, 2014

      BlaBlaCar sets course to hit all points other than the US

      Europe’s technology start-ups often subscribe to the idea that, if they can make it in America, they can make it anywhere....

    17. December 9, 2014

      BBVA buys Spanish ‘big data’ start-up

      BBVA has bought a Spanish “big data” start-up in the latest sign that large banks are increasingly eager to integrate new...

    18. December 9, 2014

      An à la carte menu for corporate failure

      Why do companies fail? Considering how important this question is to entrepreneurs, investors, and even society as whole, I...

    19. December 8, 2014

      Commercialisation of space is new final frontier

      Space travel used to be the preserve of governments, but high costs and public spending priorities had driven it into...

    20. December 8, 2014

      Facebook’s latest rivals fight for attention

      Inlope, which launched last month, is the latest social media platform hoping to make it big. The company, started by two...

    21. December 8, 2014

      Leaks boost privacy start-ups

      Companies that aim to provide better standards of privacy for internet users are hoping to seduce the mass market next year,...

    22. December 7, 2014

      Investors set their sights on Indonesia’s tech sector

      When tech entrepreneur William Tanuwijaya was negotiating with venture capitalists over the biggest investment in an...

    23. December 2, 2014

      Chinese tech group Xiaomi to invest in Silicon Valley start-up

      Xiaomi, the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker, is making its first US investment, as part of a $40m fundraising for...

    24. December 2, 2014

      Stripe banks $70m in fundraising, valuing company at $3.5bn

      Online payments start-up Stripe on Monday closed a $70m fundraising round that has seen the company’s valuation double in...

    25. December 2, 2014

      Dubai: the statelet start-up

      Daytime population: 3.3m GDP per capita: $41,670 Foreign workers in private sector: 95 per cent New businesses started this...

    26. December 2, 2014

      Sinclair launches new Spectrum computer

      Geeks and gamers with a fetish for all things retro may soon be able to pick up a new model of the Spectrum, one of the...

    27. November 27, 2014

      Poland’s digital start-ups eye far shores

      The leafy Warsaw neighbourhood of Zoliborz – noted for its pleasant architecture – might not be the obvious place to look...

    28. November 27, 2014

      Monitise signs up Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard

      Monitise has struck deals that will see Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard become major shareholders in the British mobile...

    29. November 26, 2014

      Wendy Kopp: ‘Once you know how the world works, you’ll operate less boldly’

      The morning I meet Wendy Kopp, I arrive a few minutes before she does. This is no easy feat, as the founder of Teach For...

    30. November 25, 2014

      Digital VAT changes threaten fledgling UK entrepreneurs

      A measure designed to prevent internet giants avoiding tax could drive fledgling entrepreneurs out of business, lobby groups...

    31. November 25, 2014

      Bigger role for peer-to-peer online economy envisioned in UK

      Using a car parked on the side of the road could soon be as simple as taking the Tube, under proposals from the government’s...

    32. November 24, 2014

      Lord Mark Malloch-Brown to chair election technology group SGO

      Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is set to become chairman of the world’s leading provider of election technology this week. The peer...

    33. November 24, 2014

      Innovation that succeeds by exploiting the past creatively

      If you have ever attended an innovation conference, you will be familiar with consultants’ graphs that show how, say, the...

    34. November 20, 2014

      ‘Arrogant’ start-ups face challenge of when to ignore their critics

      When Google’s founders held investor meetings ahead of their float a decade ago, their lack of interest in the ways of Wall...

    35. November 19, 2014

      Kik teen chat app draws venture capital

      Kik, the chat app that has become a favourite among teenagers, has raised $38.3m in venture capital funding, to fuel its...

    36. November 19, 2014

      Security group CipherCloud raises $50m

      CipherCloud, a cyber security start up, has raised $50m to help it keep pace with the rapid move by businesses to the cloud,...

    37. November 19, 2014

      UK ‘fintech’ start-ups race for US expansion

      British tech start-ups focused on cracking the multibillion-dollar global remittances market are racing to expand into the...

    38. November 18, 2014

      Dublin: the tiger’s roaring tech hub

      Population: 530,000 Start-ups: 200-plus US tech companies with Europe HQ here: 8-plus (including Google, Facebook, Twitter,...

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