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Pittsburgh rises to status of cyber security force

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.

OVH

OVH: the next global ISP?

Europe’s main internet service providers are US companies, except for France’s OVH. As the continent’s largest hosting company and the third biggest in the world based on physical services, it still harbours global ambitions.

William Wong

View from the C-suite: Kingsoft's adaptable expansion

Kingsoft is a big name in desktop software in its home market of China, but in its overseas ventures has found stiff competition in a dominant Microsoft. Its US-based vice-president of business development tells Michal Kaczmarski how the company has adapted to create a niche for itself away from Asia.

OpenText

Canada’s quiet tech charge

Canadian tech companies are slowly but surely expanding overseas, establishing a presence in locations as diverse as Silicon Valley and Sweden. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the firms behind this quiet success story.

Brazil smartphone

Latin America's start-up boom

The start-up scene in Latin America is – for the most part – blossoming, though each of the major countries in the region appears to be working to a very different strategy. Jason Mitchell looks at the impact of the venture capital spent in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile.

Svartsengi geothermal power station

Cool runnings: why colder locations are winning data centre business

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.

Attracting innovators

Attracting innovators: how to lure international entrepreneurs

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.

Gamescom

Cologne's drive to become start-up hotspot

Long a centre for traditional businesses, Cologne is determined to make itself a leading destination for start-up and tech firms. The potential for collaboration between these old and new industries could be what gives the city an edge over its rivals, finds Natasha Turak 

Beyond biotech

Cologne’s BioCampus extends its remit to other disciplines

Cologne's biotech centre BioCampus is branching out from its original purpose. Director André van Hall tells Natasha Turak why an interdisciplinary approach is the way forward.

Alipay from Alibaba

Europe and China make ground as fintech approaches tipping point

The disruption to traditional banking models caused by fintech may be reaching a tipping point, but some investors are looking beyond the US to Europe and China, where the scale of innovation may surpass traditional expectations.

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