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Welcome to our weekly curated list of startup / tech economy related "articles" we enjoyed reading. This time, a bit of focus on Europe, rightly often criticized,... but actually we love it.
Time to double down on Europe We all grew up in a globalised world in which capital, goods, ideas and, to a certain extent, people moved freely across borders. Yet lately, several macro trends have been at work and leading us into a very different world — one that’s fragmenting at an accelerated pace and across many dimensions.There’s the growing divide between the US and China, (...) Read It
L'Union européenne engage une vaste consultation sur les géants de la tech L'UE a lancé mardi une large consultation publique pour réviser des règles vieilles de plusieurs décennies destinées à mieux réguler Facebook, Google et d'autres géants de la tech. La Commission européenne sollicite l'avis des entreprises, du public et des gouvernements de l'UE avant de dévoiler une nouvelle législation d'ici la fin de l'année (la «Digital Services Act»). Read It
Gaia-X : la France et l'Allemagne lancent leur Airbus européen du cloud "En créant un marché ouvert à la concurrence, l'objectif est de s'attaquer au vendor lock-in de certains grands fournisseurs qui peuvent profiter de leur position dominante pour pratiquer des augmentations de tarifs arbitraires risquant de mettre les TPE-PME au pied du mur", souligne Bercy.
Drone that disinfects hospital rooms using UV light revealed by Irish team One the latest innovations that aims to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic now and in the future has been revealed by a team from NUI Galway and the University of Limerick (UL). The project has helped develop a novel method of providing sterilising ultraviolet (UV) light radiation suitable for a range of indoor environments with a flying drone. Read It
Social distancing in times of COVID-19: How Aura Aware ‘smart device’ has the world turning towards Amsterdam? Dealing with a pandemic is tough but simple measures can definitely go a long way. While the governments of the European countries are now easing the lockdown and people are slowly getting back to work, it has become an important goal for all the tech companies to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read It
How can robotics startups respond to the urgent need for automation in the food industry? The time for automation in the food and agriculture industry is now. But are the robots ready to be unleashed? If venture capital funding is any indication of progress, the answer is probably no. R
Voici les écosystèmes start-up les plus dynamiques d’Afrique, selon StartupBlink Onze pays africains figurent dans le classement du centre de recherche StartupBlink qui compare les écosystèmes technologiques et innovants de la planète. Il s’agit de l’Afrique du Sud, du Kenya, du Rwanda, du Nigeria, de la Tunisie, de l’Egypte, du Maroc, du Ghana, de l’Ouganda, du Cap-Vert et de la Somalie. Read It
Africa Roundup: DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M Events in May offered support to the thesis that Africa can incubate tech with global application. Two startups that developed their business models on the continent — MallforAfrica and Zipline — were tapped by international interests. Read It
pps right now offers a glimp All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization In the current economic circumstances, there are some pretty large numbers being thrown around by both governments and the financial media. The U.S. budget deficit this year, for example, is projected to hit $3.8 trillion, which would be more than double the previous record set during the financial crisis ($1.41 trillion in FY2009). (...) Given the scale of these new numbers—how can we relate them back to the more conventional numbers and figures that we may be more familiar with? R
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