Operating a tech start-up in a country hit by sanctions or a negative international image is not easy. Attracting investment is harder still. Michal Kaczmarski speaks to those on both sides of the divide.
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Pittsburgh was among the early leaders of the cyber security industry, a position it has enhanced in recent years. Natasha Turak looks at the methods the city is using to stay ahead of the game in this increasingly relevant field.
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The need for data – and therefore data storage – is getting higher by the day. But while data centres in the past have looked to locate near large cities, the low energy costs of countries in colder climates – such as Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden – are coming more and more into favour. Wendy Atkins reports.
A letter from German economic senator Cornelia Yzer inviting London's tech entrepreneurs to decamp to Berlin grabbed headlines in the UK shortly after the Brexit vote. So how proactive are tech hubs at attracting start-ups, and do such campaigns work? Michal Kaczmarski investigates.
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