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China’s new $15bn tech fund emulates SoftBank’s Vision Fund
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THE story of China Merchants Group began in the 1870s. After its defeats in the Opium wars, the Qing government tried to learn from the West by adopting foreign technology and encouraging new commercial ventures, including China Merchants. The banking-to-shipping conglomerate, based in Hong Kong, has since evolved into one of China’s largest state-owned enterprises, […]

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A maverick French telecoms firm attempts Italian conquest
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From Station F to Milano Centrale “CHOOSE truth. Choose Iliad,” entreats the voice-over of a television advertisement after images of President Donald Trump speechifying and footballers feigning injuries flash across the screen. That may seem pretentious for a mobile provider, but the advert is part of Iliad’s entry into Italy, which began on May 29th. […]

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A new breed of German startups
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At a rooftop bar in Berlin on May 29th, the glitterati of Germany’s startup scene toasted a new arrival. Silicon Valley Bank, a commercial lender which counts as customers half of American startups that went public in 2017, has just opened an office in the country. “They are doing unique, cool things here,” gushed Greg […]

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Why Japan’s sharing economy is tiny
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AIRBNB, an American platform for booking stays in other people’s houses, can barely conceal its frustration. A law passed last year for the first time legalised minpaku, or home-sharing, in Japan, but also sharply restricted it. From June 15th hosts can rent out their property for a maximum of 180 days each year, provided they […]

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The world’s first neighbourhood built “from the internet up”
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QUAYSIDE, a 12-acre (4.8-hectare) stretch of flood-prone land on Toronto’s eastern waterfront, is home to a vast, pothole-filled parking lot, low-slung buildings and huge soyabean silos—a crumbling vestige of the area’s bygone days as an industrial port. Many consider it an eyesore but for Sidewalk Labs, an “urban innovation” subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, […]

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How to Reap the Benefits of the Internet of Things and Avoid Security Problems
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IoT is about to become a major technological breakthrough, but the risks may be very concerning.

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An American Airlines Passenger Was Stuck Next to  a 'Screaming and Kicking' Toddler. His Stunning Reaction Went Viral
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You have three choices in a situation like this one. Two of them can wind up making you ‘Internet famous.’

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Inc. Uncensored: Is it Time For An Internet Sales Tax?
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This week, writers and editors discuss a recent Supreme Court hearing over whether companies need to collect sales tax in states where they don’t have a physical presence.

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After a good run of growth, China’s economy braces for bumps
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JUST a few years ago Wuhan, a sprawling metropolis in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, exemplified China’s economic woes. Municipal debt had soared. The most senior local official was known as “Mr Dig Up The City”, a reference to his zeal for grandiose construction projects. A movie theme park, intended as a landmark, […]

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This Is How Long Employees Work at Your Favorite Tech Companies
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A new report shows that software and internet companies had the highest employee turnover in 2017, compared with other major industries.

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